IBM’s Eighth Annual 5 in 5

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IBM’s 5 in 5 focuses on annually predicting innovations which IBM feels will impact the world in which we live, within the next five years.

This year, ‘machine learning’ is the theme which runs through the the predicted innovations. IBM forsees the increasing ability of machines to learn will have an impact in five different areas, namely:

– The Classroom Will Learn You5in5_IBM_2013_thumb_02

The classroom of the future will learn about each individual student over the course of their education, helping them master the skills that match their goals.

– Buying Local Will Beat Online

Retailers will layer increasing levels of engagement and personalization on top of the shopping experience, ultimately merging the instant gratification of physical shopping with the richness of online shopping.

– Doctors Will Use Your DNA to Keep You Well5in5_IBM_2013_thumb_01

In addition to DNA testing for cancers, we may even see DNA-specific personalized treatment options for conditions such as stroke and heart disease.

– A Digital Guardian Will Keep You Safe Online

A digital guardian will move past things like passwords and instead be trained to focus on the people and items it is entrusted with, based on a 360 degree of an individual’s data, devices and applications.

– Your City Will Help You Live in It

For citizens, smart phones enabled by cognitive systems will provide a digital key to the city. People can have fingertip access to information about everything that’s happening in the city, whether an experience is right for them, and how best to get there.

Check out the dedicated IBM 5 in 5 section on their website here.