Stephen Ibaraki of IT World Canada reports, "The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released their 2014 5 Technology Trends to Watch report this week. With the spotlight on Content Curation, Robotics, Driverless Cars, Digital Health Care, and Internet of Things, what will become the top trends or be trashed as minor players? Will these trends be clearly demonstrated at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10 in Las Vegas? What will be the impact on governments, industry, business, education, society, innovation, consumers and the ICT profession? How does this support your enterprise mobile one strategy, BYOD challenges, cloud adoption and the blurring lines between consumer wants and enterprise work?"
Ibaraki goes on, "You see the weekly news coming out of Japan where robotics are highly evolved. Who would doubt the continuing penetration of robots due to the rapid advances in machine learning, Big Data, projects on deep learning and brain simulation and in large part founded on the work of Judea Pearl. Robots walk, talk, and have burgeoning intelligence or at least the appearance of intelligence. You see glimpses of progress and the rapid evolution of machine learning with Apple Siri, Google Now, Microsoft real-time translation of Chinese. The ACM Webinar, IBM Watson Beyond Jeopardy, provides a good demonstration of real world capabilities of machine intelligence. The technology improves business intelligence, knowledge discovery and management, self-service, relationship management, decision support with applications in every sector (government, healthcare, legal, compliance)."
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