1. Ambient sensors
Gadgets that connect our daily lives to the internet. e.g. smart baby monitors that send information to your phone showing how your baby is breathing, their body position, sleeping temperature, activity level, and whether they’re asleep.
2. Aggregated learning
Artificially intelligent objects such as Google’s self-driving cars, which collect data and use it to learn from previous mistakes.
3. Predictive customisation
Tech that uses machine learning to understand your preferences and make new recommendations. e.g. The Nest Learning Thermostat which learns your environment preferences – such as what temperature you like to come home to.
4. Virtual reality
Headsets from Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Sony, HTC and Samsung will all be launching new updates soon.