Artificial intelligence () has officially gone mainstream. Industry research firm Gartner named as its number one strategic technology for a second year in a row. The acquisitions race among giants like Google, IBM, Salesforce and Apple to purchase private companies keeps heating up — 2016 alone saw 40 -related acquisitions and our own research found that 62% of large enterprises will be using -technologies by 2018.
Since everyone seems to be talking about broadly, we focused our predictions this year on what we see happening with communications and .
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As a leader in this area, we are working with enterprises to close the communication gap between man and machine. For 2017, our predictions are related to how we’ll communicate with computers and other devices, how systems will communicate with each other, and how we’ll communicate with each other about .