Ambient computing is in the air

A massive convergence of technologies will enable us to use computers and the internet without really using them. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

People disagree on what ambient computing is, how it works and what it’s for.
Ambient computing: Both hype and happeningFirst and foremost, ambient computing is not a technology.
(Rumors suggest that Microsoft is working on a Cortana-powered speaker to replace meeting-room conference call systems, and some have called this an ambient computing device.)
Ambient computing is really the combination and evolution of voice and in-the-air gesture interfaces, speech recognition, the internet of things, cloud computing, wearable computing, the quantified self, augmented reality, haptics and, above all, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Within the next year or two, “ambient computing” will be slapped on every kind of IT product, business service and integrated solution.

Opinion… * Man-Made

Smart Speakers are the first “Ambient Computing” devices most people will encounter; you use a computer without consciously “using” it. This is only the beginning of a much larger change. #AI #SmartSpeaker #AmbientComputing #Trend

Source: Computerworld