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Posted 15.03.19

Artificial Intelligence – What’s next for smart tech?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been gathering pace in recent years, and smart tech has become part of day-to-day lives. One example of AI we deal with everyday is Siri on our iPhone.

AI and machine learning are bringing us to a point where apps are evolving to become bespoke to each individual user. This is likely to go one step further with apps taking the data from individual users’ behaviour. They then intuitively change how the app operates and adapt depending on user interaction. The main focus of AI is on improving user experience.

But what’s next for smart tech in the future? Here’s what we predict to come.

Wearable smart tech

It seems likely that the future of wearable smart tech is focused on health. Take the Apple Watch Series 4, which has in-built electrical and optical heart sensors, as well as a fall detection and emergency SOS. It’s likely that the wearable tech market will head even further down the health route.

While the next stage of products may look different, and be less visible, eventually, we may see hospitals utilise the technology to keep track of their patients and monitor their health closely. It could even mean a replacement of patient’s physical health records, with everything stored in the Cloud.

Big Data

The use of big data is another aspect that’s set to change the world. Businesses are now able to anticipate changes and trends in the market further in advance.

With access to more data than ever, this smart technology means businesses can use it to analyse and shape the future of their decision making. This greater insight can help a business to be more financially and job secure, as well as boost productivity and overall job satisfaction for staff.

Eventually, real-time data streaming will be the norm. This will mean that instant information will be available for businesses to make instantaneous decisions. This detailed data will also include information into what individual customers want to buy, and when.

A great example of a company already utilising big data to understand its customer is Netflix. They have access to a huge array of data and analytics. As a result, they’re able to predict the type of content that will likely be popular with its viewers. They can then commission films and TV shows based on those statistics.

Big data is also key for businesses who want to gain a better understanding of how their customers perceive their products and services. With this feedback, businesses can make adjustments and developments to ensure their service is exactly what their customers want.

Is your business’ tech in need of an upgrade? We have a range of financing solutions, such as Syncfinity, which means your business can unlock the value in your old tech, in exchange for the latest Apple technology.

Each business’ tech requirements are different. Give us a call on 0161 605 3838 or email [email protected] to discuss your business’ tech needs in more detail.

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