NEW DELHI: Every few years there comes a technology that is billed as the next ‘big thing’. In other words, it’s something that becomes an integral part of people’s lives. For a few years now that buzzword has been Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Even blockchain was considered to be the next ‘big thing’. Apple CEO Tim Cook has given his opinion on what he thinks is the next ‘big thing’ in tech. In a conversation with IDA Ireland’s CEO in Dublin, Cook said that he is “excited about AR” or Augmented Reality. He then added, “My view is it’s the next big thing, and it will pervade our entire lives.” The Apple CEO was further asked about how he thinks AR or Augmented Reality can make a difference. He said that there can be AR apps that could help with hands-on tasks. “You may be under the car changing the oil, and you’re not sure exactly how to do it. You can use AR,” he … [Read more...] about This is the next ‘big thing’ in tech, says Apple CEO Tim Cook
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