"Advances in artificial intelligence could cause a big change in the way we interact with our devices over the coming year says one of Intel's experts."
"...I think in 2012 we will start to see signs of change in our relationships with devices.
Here I do not just mean more forms of new interfaces and new interactions. This is less about gesture and voice recognition and more about machines that are contextually and situationally aware.
I think this means we can look forward to our interactions with digital devices maturing into something more like a relationship, and a little less like a lot of hard work.
Of course, some of that is a little way off. In the meantime, we have other things to look forward to.
The last couple of years have seen a lot of devices to help us download and consume media content. Those have been great and have clearly found a place in many of our homes and backpacks.
And there is surely more to come, as we all still like a good story. But I think 2012 might be a year in which our desire to make things, and not just consume things, really blossoms."