What it is: IBM has partnered with Bragi to combine Watson's Internet of Things platform with Bragi's smart earphones to help you collaborate with your teammates at work. Wearing these "hearables" in certain working conditions could ease communications among teams; for example, they can translate messages, provide instructions, and deliver smart notifications.
Why it's important: In a previous blog on artificial intelligence and technology convergence, Peter noted that AI will become the most important human collaboration tool ever created due to its capacity to amplify our abilities. AI-enabled wearables like these earphones can potentially dissolve communication barriers, enabling a truly global economy.
Spotted by Marissa Brassfield