Is IBM’s 5 in 5 List Realistic?

As it does each year around this time, IBM unveiled its eighth annual "IBM 5 in 5." ItEUs a list of innovations that Big Blue is betting has the potential to change the way people work, live and interact over the next five years.

This yearEUs IBM 5 in 5 explores the idea that everything will learn -- driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together, with the appropriate privacy and security considerations, for consumers, citizens, students and patients.

EUWe know more now than any other generation at any time has known. And yet, we struggle to keep up with this flood of increasingly complex information, let alone make sense of the meaning that is inherent in the massive amounts of data we are acquiring at ever faster rates,EU said Dario Gil, Director, Cognitive Experience Lab, IBM. EUBy creating technology that is explicitly designed to learn and enhance our cognition we will usher in a new era of progress for both individuals and for society at large.EU

The Classroom Will Learn About You

IBM predicts the classroom of the future will give educators the tools to learn about every student, providing each student with a tailored curriculum from kindergarten to high school and on to employment.

EUIn the next five years the classroom will learn about each student using longitudinal data such as test scores, attendance and studentEUs behavior on e-learning platforms, not just aptitude tests,EU the firm said. EUSophisticated analytics delivered over the cloud will provide decision support to teachers so they can predict students who are most at risk, their roadblocks, and then suggest measures...

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