Connected cars? Nanorobots in medicine? Virtual assistants to help children learn from teachers? Leaving behind “fake news” and rumors, we analyze the trends on Artificial Intelligence in 2020.
Every year, the media rushes to quote predictions that are rarely reviewed the following year. The truth is that autonomous vehicles are usually the favorites when we talk about the trends that are coming, although this evolution is slower than we would like.
There is also much talk about innovations in medicine, such as the possibility of detecting hypoglycemic attacks or the ability of nanorobots to detect and destroy cancerous tumors.
The truth is that many companies are betting on Artificial Intelligence to improve customer service or streamline their processes, as there are many studies in parallel where AI is the focus to improve aspects of our day to day.
However, many of these studies remain in the news and take time to reach the life of the end user. That is why we are going to review some of the trends in Artificial Intelligence in 2020, many related in our homes.
Artificial Intelligence applied to the home
If we can say anything about 2019, it’s that it was the year that smart speakers they made their way into homes more massively. With the fall in prices of some of them and the evolution they have had in terms of having more and more functions and capabilities, little by little they are winning the hearts of consumers.
It is no longer something “science fiction” as we saw in the series Years and Years, for example. Smart speakers have earned a privileged place in our homes, counting on them to turn on the lights, have control of the TV or help us manage tasks. In fact, they have won even the smallest of the house, who enjoy putting them to the test or asking for actions such as listening to stories through podcasts.
Given the above, it is not uncommon to assume that the voice will be even more important in 2020. Homes, increasingly connected and intelligent, will become increasingly digital. We will have at our disposal different devices to perform actions, available so that it is the user who chooses which one to use according to the moment.
More Artificial Intelligence trends
Taking into account that households will become increasingly digital, it will be necessary to give greater importance (if possible) to Big Data. Users will become increasingly aware of the value of their data and what kind of information they have given –through their activities – to the companies with which they relate in their day to day. For their part, companies will have to carry out a new exercise of understanding and managing data, in which data automation processes are applied and Machine Learning, where transparency will be vital to have the trust of customers.
About this, Jose María Álvarez-Pallete, in an interview with Pepa Bueno, defended Telefónica’s position regarding data: “We believe that our customers must have three fundamental rights: first, that they know that their data is safe, that they know what data we have and that they feel they own the pampering. They decide what they want to do with them.”
And speaking of data, inevitably arises the name of the 5G. Connectivity and amount of data that are expected for the coming years is immense compared to what we have experienced. Therefore, having more speed and a greater bandwidth, will be essential to have the largest number of devices connected to the network simultaneously. At the moment, users will not be able to experiment with this network since there are still no mobile devices prepared for it, but the main brands of the market are preparing to launch their proposals to the market during this year.
2020 has only just begun so we will be aware of all the innovations that artificial intelligence holds for us.