This article almost got lost among all of the 144 (!) browser tabs on my phone. In it, Benedict Evans highlights how a few different technical developments are coming together allowing computers to see
The combination of a flood of cheap image sensors coming out of the smartphone supply chain with computer vision based on machine learning means that all sorts of specialized inputs are being replaced by imaging plus Machine Learning.
It will take some years, but computers will learn to understand and act upon visual inputs, instead of just capturing them. And that will change computing again.