Intelligent Apps

Intelligent Apps (I-Apps)

Meet the next generation of mobile applications: Intelligent Apps. As technological innovations increase and we move toward a point of singularity, application developers are starting to link artificial intelligence with their application software.

It is the natural progression from Big Data and the Internet of Things.


In simplest terms, these apps are made to learn and grow as a user continues to interact with them. They collect data so that their usefulness increases over time. Sounds pretty intelligent, right? Let’s find out more about what goes into these futuristic applications.

When were Intelligent Apps (I-Apps) First Introduced?

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The idea of intelligent applications stems from the introduction of artificial intelligence during the 1970s. While artificial intelligence has been around for quite some time, and was fairly limited in use during the early stages, the introduction of high-potential intelligent apps is fairly new in the technological realm. One of the first popular applications to make use of this type of technology was Siri. This speech recognition software is one of the most popular pieces of personal assistant software on the market today. 

The Apple company uses this application on all of their devices that are on the market today, including the iPhone, iMac, and others. Many other companies, such as Netflix, Tesla, Google, and Facebook, have also started using intelligent apps to predict consumer behavior and update / grow over time. 

What are Intelligent Apps (I-Apps)?

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Intelligent apps are being developed for two main reasons. Primarily, intelligent apps help to automate routine-based tasks that are not of high value. Currently, more and more intelligent apps are being used to provide data to individuals or teams when they need it.

These intelligent apps use machine learning to analyze historical data, as well as real-time data, to help deliver more personalized experiences for the people who are using them. These applications use both prescriptive and predictive analytics, as well as customer and product data insights to better the overall user experience. The uses of intelligent apps can vary pretty widely, as they are able to utilize a continuous learning approach to create algorithms, as well as understand the behavioral patterns of users in real time.

Intelligent Apps (I-Apps) in Movies / Pop Culture

Siri is a movie that was released in 2012 starring Tony Sommers. This horror story is based off of the popular Apple voice assistant. In lighter news, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teamed up with Apple in 2017 for a commercial promoting Siri.

Google’s newest assistant, Allo, now comes with the voice of John Legend. His is one of six new voices that are at the core of this intelligent application.

Links to Related Articles

I-apps have taken the world by storm, so there’s a lot of information out there about them. Here are just a few articles to check out.


The video below discusses the use of I-apps in business.

Intelligent applications are here to stay and will soon evolve into the most prominent form of customer service and experience, as these applications can be provided over a variety of different interfaces. Companies and users alike can seize the benefits of intelligent applications to help create more valuable experiences for themselves and their employees. Experts say that we can expect all apps to be of the intelligent kind within the next decade, so embracing them is in our best interest.

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