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Nov 19, 2013 | Analytics, Interesting, Olenberger

By 2017 Your Smartphone Will Be Smarter Than You

Smartphones will soon be able to predict a consumers’ next move, their next purchase or interpret actions based on what it knows, according to Gartner, Inc. This insight will be performed based on an individuals’ data gathered using cognizant computing the next step in personal cloud computing.

Smartphones are becoming smarter, and will be smarter than you by 2017, said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner.

If there is heavy traffic, it will wake you up early for a meeting with your boss, or simply send an apology if it is a meeting with your colleague. The smartphone will gather contextual information from its calendar, its sensors, the users’ location and personal data.

Mobile phones have turned into smartphones thanks to two things: technology and apps. Technology has added features such as cameras, locations and sensors, while apps have connected those to an array of functions that, for the most part, add and improve our day to day life from a social, knowledge, entertainment and productivity point of view. What smartphones can do through apps has improved and broadened thanks to the personal cloud.

We assume that apps will acquire knowledge over time and get better with improved predictions of what users need and want, with data collection and response happening in real-time, said Ms. Milanesi.

The first services that will be performed "automatically" will generally help with menial tasks and significantly time consuming or time wasting tasks such as time-bound events (calendaring) such as booking a car for its yearly service, creating a weekly to-do list, sending birthday greetings, corresponding to mundane email messages. Gradually, as confidence in the outsourcing of more menial tasks to the smartphone increases, consumers are expected to become accustomed to allowing a greater array of apps and services to take control of other aspects of their lives - this will be the era of cognizant computing.

The source: Gartner report (PRWire)