Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart Machines, 2014

Published: 18 July 2014

ID: G00263827

Analyst(s): Tom Austin, Kenneth Brant


Smart machines are a rapidly emerging set of technologies that pose great risk and reward to your business. Early failures in feasibility tests should not deter end users from pursuing innovations as the promise of these technologies is great and the market will be extremely dynamic through 2020.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Digital Workplace Graph
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • Cognitive Computing
    • Cognizant Computing
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
    • General-Purpose Machine Intelligence
    • Neuromorphic Hardware
    • Quantified Self
    • Proactive Search
    • Enterprise Social Graph
    • Smart Robots
    • Graph Analysis
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural-Language Processing (NLP)
    • Machine Learning
    • Prescriptive Analytics
  • At the Peak
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Smart Advisors
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Content Curation Platforms
    • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • Natural-Language Question Answering
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Predictive Coding
    • Virtual Customer Assistants
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Sentiment Analysis
    • Business Rule Management Systems
    • Ensemble Learning
    • Virtual Reality
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Advanced Process Control
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Speech Recognition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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