10 consumer trends in 2016: smartphone fad gives way to AI

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), a recent survey released by Ericsson ConsumerLab revealed that smartphones are no longer expected to serve as the most important object in the lives of consumers.According to the survey, which represented 1.1 billion consumers across 24 countries, sales of smartphones and tablet computers topped PC sales in 2011, marking a new phase in the so-called “screen age” that began in the 1950s, when TV became widely available.”But constantly having a screen in the palm of your hand is not always a practical solution. After 60 years in the screen age, 1 in 2 smartphones users now thinks that smartphones will be a thing of the past, and that this will happen in just 5 years,” the survey indicated.Ericsson ConsumerLab…


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