IBM's "5-in-5" list for 2012 predicts the five sense-related technologies enabled by cognitive computing systems that will impact our lives in the next five years (Image: Shutterstock)
IBM predicts you'll be able to touch through your phone in the next five years
IBM predicts computers will be able to understand the content of images in the next five years
IBM predicts computers will be able to understand what they hear in the next five years
IBM predicts digital taste buds will help us eat beter in the next five years
IBM predicts that computers will have a sense of smell in the next five years
As the year nears its close, IBM, as it has every year since 2006, has pulled out the crystal ball and given us its predictions of five innovations that it believes will impact our lives in the next five years. For this year’s “5-in-5” list, IBM has taken a slightly different approach, with each entry on the list relating to our senses. The company believes cognitive computing whereby computers learn rather than passively relying on programming will be at the core of these innovations, enabling systems that will enhance and augment each of our five senses.
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