9 technologies to watch in 2016

Image: 68, Paul Cooklin, Ocean, Corbis By Lance Ulanoff2016-01-03 17:39:25 UTC Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice assistants started to show how they could live in the home and in mobile devices, always listening for their names, and super computers got to work on language translation and cancer cures. In 2016, we’ll see an acceleration of that shift of technologies from the drawing board and geek-only curiosities to consumer devices that change our lives in ways small and big. Here are a handful of technologies that are on the cusp of major action in the coming year. Artificial Intelligence Robotic arm playing chess, computer illustration. Image: Corbis For decades, artificial…


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