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Maverick* Research: Machines Will Talk to Each Other in English

Published: 29 September 2015

ID: G00291027

Analyst(s): Bruce Robertson , Eric Knipp , Magnus Revang


Machines will not only communicate with each other through machine-consumable APIs, but will also use conversational interfaces based on natural language as technology matures. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
    • Use of Natural Language in M2M Communication Will Emerge Organically
    • From Responsive to Proactive Human/Machine Conversations
  • APIs Provide Capabilities Without Coherence
    • Why English?
    • The Machine Society
    • The Emergence
    • The Timeline
    • Why Should You Care?

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