When cars exit the tunnel of the next 15 years, they'll be like giant smartphones. Their sensors will capture sight, sound and motion and transmit the information to the Internet quickly and affordably. The $100-billion app economy built on data from smartphones would look small compared with the $750 billion in revenue produced around cars. The forecast has automakers buzzing. As they accelerate spending on developing self-driving cars, they're devoting enormous attention on what to do with data that those high-tech devices generate -- beyond making the drive automated.
You are sat in a café thinking about a last minute birthday present for a friend or relative who you will be meeting later that day. Using your smartphone, you find something suitable via Amazon or similar web-based retailer. You place the order, paying a slight premium for instant delivery. Twenty minutes later you receive a notification that a drone will be arriving shortly at a delivery-port close to the café. You make the five minutes' walk to the designated meeting point.
This company has developed a new anti-cancer drug (against pancreatic, breast, liver or brain cancer) called BPM 31510, which has been discovered by an algorithm. The major technology companies are using millions of people data to find treatments. In addition to the start-ups, all major technology companies have already begun to apply Big Data and artificial intelligence to the service of health. Big Data and artificial intelligence, combined with genetic analysis, allow researchers to search for and find patterns among patients with rare diseases, who may be separated by distance but carry the same mutation.
IHS Technology has announced that AI in new vehicles is projected to increase over 1700 percent by 2025. Car manufacturers shipped seven million AI systems in new cars throughout 2015, and that number is expected to be 122 million in 2025. AI systems are expected to be varied and perform multiple functions. "An artificial-intelligence system continuously learns from experience and by its ability to discern and recognize its surroundings," said Luca De Ambroggi, principal analyst at IHS Technology. "It learns, as human beings do, from real sounds, images, and other sensory inputs.