What life will be like when the computers disappear

November 13, 2017

What happens when the computers around you all but disappear?

Tiny sensors built into walls, household products, what you're wearing, and perhaps your own body will make computers invisible to the eye, but responsive to a gesture, voice, and perhaps your movement as you walk into a room.

It is still very early, but the era of ambient computing is slowly taking shape, whether in the form of the voice-driven smart speaker on your kitchen countertop, or via the IoT (Internet of Things) devices and appliances that are designed to blend into the background. It's a vision fused by advances in artificial intelligence, speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learning and cloud computing.

Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2017/11/13/what-life-like-when-computers-disappear/843489001/