There is a shift we see, where AI technology is integrated into home products, car manufactures, personal electronics and health based products. General Electric recently introduced a table lamp powered by Amazon’s Alexa AI. Ford is in the final testing phases of introducing AI featuring their proprietary SYNC platform that could talk with AI. Both BMW and Hyundai are doing the same. The most common middle hub that will help facilitate connection, extra features and updates to these products will be mobile apps. While AI is primarily voice controlled, the mechanics behind the voice is clever, cloud based engineering.
With the introduction of Amazon Echo Show, one of the 1st powered AI with a digital display, I foresee a wave of new apps taking shape. Since Amazon was the 1st to put out an AI controlled speaker, at the core of its functionality, there are what Amazon calls “skills”. Skills are individual apps extending Alexa’s functionality. We also see the introduction of bots ai, primarily into messaging systems and platforms like Facebook and Google’s Allo.
Mobile apps have relied heavily on touch based interaction. I believe this will slowly change. We’ll see more and more smart apps taking shape where at the core there will be an AI to learn our habits, likes, dislikes and provide better suggestions and assisted help.