Artificial intelligence and virtual reality in the ICT trend list

6th ConsumerLab report on the greatest ICT consumption trends and noticed the public interest for virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Indeed, those technologies could play a main role in our everyday life and our jobs. However, while the virtual reality (in a broad sense containing augmented reality, mixed reality...) is meant to be entirely combined with our physical reality, and the artificial intelligence to evolve from a simple helper to a real manager dealing our life choices, a third part of the sample think the numeric privacy doesn't exist anymore. artificial intelligence According to experimented users which follow the hi-tech news and innovations, the following ones are the 10 biggest trends in 2017 :
  1. AI everywhere : from the simple numeric helper on smartphones to the real manager, the artificial intelligence is meant to be ubiquitous, in all of its aspects, whether positive or negative. 35% of the experimented users want to own a robotized advisor in their workplace and 25% dream about a manager who can help them to make the right choices. But around the half worry about the automation acceleration of our jobs and the consequences for the artificial intelligence rise.
  2. Setting the pace for IoT : connected devices and their sensors are growing and let the users automate some tasks thanks to this knowledge enrichment. 40% of the survey population think their smartphone will be able to learn their habits and achieve some tasks and duties for them.
  3. Autonomous cars : Is the human driver condemned to disappear from the traffic ? A quarter of the pedestrians believe that crossing a street will be safer with autonomous cars than a real driver. Moreover, 65% want to own this type of car.
  4. Merged reality : for 60% of the actual virtual reality users, the merged reality wouldn't be isolated from the physical reality anymore over the next three years. A half of the respondents said they have interest for add-ons (boots, gloves...) allowing interactions with virtual objects.
  5. Side effects for the human body : Autonomous car, virtual/augmented reality... As many new areas of business which could have side effects on a human body who is trying to find his place in these new technologies. Around 30% of the survey population think we will need pills to balance these pains
  6. The smart device security paradox : Smartphones, sensors and smart devices generate alarms, notifications and help us to grow our knowledge of nature. However, 60% of smartphone owners said that even if their device give them more security, they think they are too dependent of their mobile.
  7. Social silos : Social medias become privileged silos of data. A third of people confirmed that social medias are their favourite source to inform themselves, and a quarter give more value to their contacts than politicians.
  8. Augmented personal reality : Despite the disappointing Google Glass, more than a half of the survey population would like to have augmented reality glasses, to enlight the darkness and recognize dangers. A third also want to filter disruptive elements around them.
  9. The privacy divide : 40% of experimented users want to exclusively use crypted services but a third assume that the privacy doesn't exist anymore. A half split the difference and want a reasonable privacy for all services.
  10. Web giants for all : 40% of exprimented users suggest that they will buy all their products among the 5th biggest ICT enterprises. Three-quarters of them think they will do it over the next five years. GAFAM (Google Apple Facebook Amazon Microsoft) have a bright future...