Past, present and future walked into a bar. It was tense.
It may only be a moderately funny quip, but it will always be memorable to me because it was the first joke I heard from a virtual assistant.
It was only a couple of years ago, but I remember being awestruck that my smartphone could tell a joke better than me.
How things have changed. Voice-activated digital assistants can now control your music, adjust the thermostat for your home or track the delivery time until your take 0ut pizza arrives.
In seven year, however, even that’s likely going to look like child’s play. Predictions by reputable futurists and research organizations suggest artificial intelligence and IoT will continue to revolutionize the way business and individuals connect. You might be able to roll up your smartphones to fit in a shirt pocket. Dials, switches and knobs may disappear as voice-activated devices proliferate. Security may be enhanced as facial recognition is standardized. National postal services will need to reinvent themselves as email, digital payment services, and drone delivery services, eclipse the tradition of putting a letter in the mailbox. A mailbox may become as rare a sighting as a phone booth.
Click on the infographic below to explore some of the ways Ai and IoT may change communications by 2025. For a fuller peek at the road to 2025, check out the What’s Possible series sponsored by AWS.