AI: Powering Next-Gen Consumer Technology

A couple of days back, I came across this application which scans your face and automatically adds dynamics – it makes you look older, younger, can add or modify your smile and even show how you’d look if you were of the opposite gender. A novelty app at best, FaceApp does bring about the big question: Can AI actually power the next generation of consumer technology?

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What’s new around the Quantified Self- November 2016

I am putting together a few important headlines around the Quantified Self movement every month, let me know in the comments if there is an important headline I missed out. Here are some interesting Quantified Self headlines & articles from November:

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Sensors of the Future: What you can expect from your next phone?

The mobile sector has always been indispensable without sensors. Once considered as novelty facets within a phone, sensors have upped their ante and have been responsible for key disruptions in mobile tech – be it in the form of specific applications developed, or features for operating systems. All in all, sensors are driving smartphone innovation in every aspect.

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The Consumer Drone Market: Trend Analysis

The world of electronics in general has been evolving in leaps and bounds, constantly in a state of change that is governed by consumer interest. Something that might seem a far-fetched novelty today might be the talk of the town tomorrow, and a simple science project might see itself making a market for itself!

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The State of Sensors in 2016

As the year draws to an end, one can’t help but be in awe of all that’s been achieved in the world of technology this year. While all sectors have undergone a plethora of improvements, we’re seeing a diminishing of the boundaries between the physical and digital realms. The Quantified Self movement, lifelogging, wearable technology and smartphones – all these spheres have one major thing in common – a sensor. Sensor sizes have reduced, they have become more power efficient and can sense a wide gamut of parameters – 2015 has undoubtedly, been the year of the sensor.

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