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‘Voice will become primary way to interact with the world:’

By M4G Bureau - December 06, 2017

Isobar’s innovation and strategy experts from around the world have defined five key trends that explore this evolving relationship between humanity and technology and predict a harmonious future

Isobar predicts that 2018 will be the year of Augmented Humanity, a year where technology enhances and scales our most human attributes. In 2018, technological interfaces will become more natural and instinctive, technology will automate repetitive tasks to free up time for creativity and compassion, and artificial intelligence will meet emotional intelligence.

Isobar’s innovation and strategy experts from around the world have defined five key trends that explore this evolving relationship between humanity and technology and predict a harmonious future. Augmented Humanity explores the ways in which technology enhances and fuels our most human attributes – the ability to recognise and trust each other, to adapt to changing circumstances and the power to deliver true creativity.

The report argues that humanity may one day view the era of anonymous, one size fits all transactions as a temporary blip in our evolution, and that as technology advances it will become more human, not less. It will return us to a time where voice will be the primary way people interact with each other, where consumers will be recognised and rewarded in stores, and where they will buy more directly from trusted suppliers.

Jean Lin, Isobar’s Global CEO, comments, “Artificial intelligence is great, but humans score on emotional intelligence. The power of being human is in empathy. This cannot be automated or outsourced. Augmented Humanity will use technology to scale everything that is best and most powerful about human interaction.”

Isobar’s five key trends for 2018 explore this intersection of technology and humanity, magic and the machine, code and conscience: 


1. Body Talk explores the body as an interface, as our eyes and ears replace touching and tapping.

2. Powered by People tackles the shift from customers to communities as technology turbo charges the sharing economy.

3. The Economy of Me looks at the power of AI to deliver ever more personalised products, prices and places.

4. The Ethical Algorithm tackles technology as a force for good; in a world of fake news and algorithm bias is there such a thing as moral code?

5. The Makers and the Machines explore the extraordinary union of art and technology to create outputs that were never before imagined.

 

 

 

 

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