More artificial intelligence, fewer screens: the future of computing unfolds
Each person in today’s world is glued to the various screens of phones, tablets, computers and TVs. Reports say that an average human being spends more than 10 hours a day staring at a user interface screen. However, reports and surveys claim that in future, our user interface and user experience might have no screens at all, thanks to artificial intelligence.
The report claims that autonomous vehicles and voice activated home assistants are examples of a future without screens. It has reportedly made 3 predictions for the near future:
- In the next 5 years, customer would buy and select services based on the data provided by AI instead of going by known giant technology brands.
- In seven years, our devices will have no screens and use voice and face recognition, haptics and gestures to communicate with us.
- In 10 years, Ai powered digital assistants will be so enhanced that users can be productive 24 x 7 x 365 days.
In the survey, 79% of managers agree that AI will help accelerate technology acquisition throughout their organizations. In addition, 85% claim that they will invest extensively in AI-related technologies over the next three years.
The road to this future has already started. With the help of Artificial Intelligence, users can now easily schedule meetings by their digital assistants instead of opening the schedule software, finding appropriate time and marking the meeting. It is not that screens are bad for communication. Devices without screens will help to reduce the time we take to look at the screen and analyse what is written on it.
We today often use the vibration mode of our phones for silent communications. Facebook has recently announced that with Artificial intelligence, they will advance this concept so that users can hear and communicate via vibrations.
However, this screen less display has a main problem with accuracy. We have already seen how Google or Amazon voice assistants had difficulty initially to detect what we spoke as our tone, voice and pronunciation varied from man to man. The same problem arises with screen less display which mostly may rely on voice and hand gestures for communication.
According to technologists, the future computing devices should be unobtrusive, intelligent, often invisible in our natural environment but ever-present experiences that we can access whenever needed. Instead of adapting ourselves with the various user interfaces, the technology will adapt and modify according to our accent and needs. The combination of ” instinctive, natural interactions and the ready availability of open source tools paves the way for big changes across the interface.”