IBM reveals five future innovations that will change our lives during the next five years

Today IBM unveiled the seventh annual IBM 5 in 5- a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. The IBM 5 in 5 is based on market and societal trends as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s R&D labs around the world that can make these transformations possible. This year’s IBM 5 in 5 explores innovations that will be the underpinnings of the next era of computing, which IBM describes as the era of cognitive systems. This new generation of machines will learn, adapt, sense and begin to experience the world as it really is.

This year’s predictions focus on one element of the new era, the ability of computers to mimic the human senses—in their own way, to see, smell, touch, taste and hear.
Touch: You will be able to touch through your phone

Sight: A pixel will be worth a thousands words

Hearing: Computers will hear what matters

Taste: Digital taste buds will help you to eat smarter

Smell: Computers will have a sense of smell


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