Key take aways from the Gartner Symposium 2013

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Gartner Symposium 2013: Smartphones will run our lives

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By 2017 mobile phones will be smarter than people according to Gartner.

Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, said this will happen not because of an intrinsic intelligence, but because the cloud and the data stored in the cloud will provide them with the computational ability to make sense of the information they have so they appear smart.

She said: "Phones will become our secret digital agent, but only if we are willing to provide the information they require."

Regulatory and privacy issues, as well as the level of comfort users will have in sharing this information, will differ considerably across age groups as well as geographies.

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