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How Artificial Intelligence Is Powering Wearables

Artificial Intelligence has become a major part in our wearable interaction experience. The whole idea behind Artificial Intelligence is to make a computer, robot, software, or a device think intelligently, in the same way how humans thinks. For years we were relying on mouse and keyboards for input, but with time technology evolved. From laptop touch-pads we came to virtual keyboards on the smartphones. For wearables it evolved to something even more natural. The input method can be fulfilled by AI-powered voice commands and recognition. On the whole, the wearables we use are turning smarter and more intelligent.

Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft are hiring AI experts to support their AI platforms. Even automobile giants are trying to improve their productivity using Artificial intelligence. We also have companies like Expertmaker that are trying to focus on the AI trend so that the developers are up to date about apps that can be created in this area. The founder of this company has really contemporary views regarding how AI should be incorporated in applications. He says that mobile tech has come a long way since they have very extensive sensor capabilities. Mobiles can do everything from detecting temperature, location, movements to tracking activities but now he believes that app developers should try to use such capabilities to create more contextual apps.

Therefore rather than focusing so much on making the app accessible on bigger frames like TVs or tablets, part focus should be on moving the app to smaller frames so that one can wear them rather than carry it. According to a few user experience experts, wearable needs to have a stronger human-computer interaction for people to undergo exceptional experience but due to lagging behind in this area, the wearable industry has to struggle with sluggish growth. They added, artificial interaction would not only intensify the interaction experience but it will also produce more intelligent and smarter wearables which definitely add a lot to its value. Few reports say, wearables that are powered by Artificial Intelligence would give a push to the slow-moving wearables sector.

We have another new buzz-word “Hearable’, it’s said to contribute half the market share in the AI powered wearable sector. Specifically, Apple with Siri will hold about 75 percent market share in the segment of hearables. We might have Airpods and Beats headphones powered by AI booming this industry. Hearables will probably be the fastest growing sector in the coming time. Whereas AI powered smartwatches will contribute to 40 per cent of the market. Other wearable subdivision like activity trackers will hold about 4 percent share and device like VR headsets will stay in shadow market.

Duly, the relationship between wearable and AI is closer than we think. One must move their area of focus from design and looks to integrating AI in the device. We have nonprofit company like Open AI which conduct research on artificial intelligence and are ready to offer their research result to the public and that too free from royalty and patent fee. This will be a huge step to encourage startups to work in the field of AI.