The Augmented City is a podcast series that explores the impact of Artificial intelligence on urban life & culture

iPhone's 10th Anniversary and AI's Future

iPhone's 10th Anniversary and AI's Future

The iPhone turned 10 years old last June. In November, we will witness the commercial launch of iPhone X, supposedly the next big evolution of smartphones.

I was eMarketer's senior mobile analyst when iPhone launched in 2007. I knew the mobile marketing ecosystem pre-iPhone and saw how things have changed over the past decade. 

iPhone's history holds special meaning for the current push to bring AI-based services out of the laboratory and into mainstream life. iPhone caused massive behavioral changes in how people used and perceived smartphones.

And it's clear that AI-based services like Alexa, self-driving cars, home health and many other economic and cultural areas are poised to be transformed by computer systems that learn.

This is Part I of a series that explores some of the hurdles AI-based products and services must navigate if they are to become true companions in the life and culture of an Augmented City.

The O'Reilly AI Conference in San Francisco

The O'Reilly AI Conference in San Francisco

Opening Remarks for the Future of Cities Workshop

Opening Remarks for the Future of Cities Workshop