Let me ask you a question. Do you use Siri? Or, Alexa? (So … do you think anyone will name their kid Alexa again?) Do you run around “Hey Google”-ing your way through some of life’s most basic questions? If the answer is “no” and you’re not already using voice assistants, I’m going to go ahead and make a bet — you will be soon.
Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last decade and will make big moves in the next few years. Annette Zimmermann, Vice President of Research at Gartner, said in January 2018 that “by 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family.” Scary stuff, huh? Just two months after she made this statement, a landmark study from the University of Ohio claimed that their algorithm was better at detecting emotions than people are.
From work to home, there is always some form of technology I am using. While I do appreciate being able to unplug from time to time, these items in my tech stack sure do make life a whole lot easier and keeps me from having unforseen major meltdowns.
You can’t be a CRE blogger and not talk about Amazon. They have single-handedly impacted not only the way the entire retail space operates, but the physical structures of commercial real estate, as well.