Here are 4 of the Latest Technologies Set to Emerge in 2018
New advances in AR/VR, machine learning, and the Internet of Things are set to innovate business in 2018.
Reading tech news, one might think that the progress of technology seems inexorable. And in tech trends in 2017 are any indication, you be might be right. We can hardly remember a time when shopping wasn’t made easy with Amazon, advertising did not involve micromanaging keyword and link structures, and entrepreneurs jockeyed with one another to create the new “disruptive” business worth billions.
As the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show ends, it is time to see what new technologies are coming up over the horizon, and to start thinking about the impact they will have on business and consumer engagement. Here are 5 emerging tech trends for 2018 that are set to make a splash in business and manufacturing.
Emerging Tech Trends in 2018
AI and Machine Learning
The history of AI is one with many ups and downs. Artificial Intelligence first emerged as a philosophy of the mind, then a race to produce the first human-like intelligence in a computer. Finally, AI splintered into a number of associated fields, including robotics, machine learning, Natural Language Processing, and more. Now, s the latest tech news reports that Google and Facebook are developing AI as part of their social and advertising platforms, and as pattern-recognizing algorithms revolutionize investment and manufacturing, AI is coming back in a big way. In 2018, machine-learning software is set to become the lynchpin leading efforts to make industry more efficient, financial trading more stable and profitable, and consumers more connected with the online services they use on a daily basis.
The Internet of Things
Maybe you’ve heard of Alexia? Cortana? These home devices are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), an approach to networked computing that links cloud processing, wireless communication, and a variety of hardware to solve complex problems or simply streamline common activities. With the latest in industrial information technology news reporting on digital twin technologies and IoT turnkey solutions for industry, business trends increasingly move towards using decentralized networks of hardware to measure, model, and optimize complex processes. Furthermore, these technologies are creeping into home life, turning up in push-button purchasing and home entertainment at an increasing rate.
Accountability with the Blockchain
The Blockchain is a complicated technology, perhaps too complex to describe here. Suffice to say that it serves as a new and disruptive technology that supposedly guarantees public transparency and dependability in a wide variety.of scenarios. Originally created as the backbone of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, political and business leaders are quickly coming around to the notion that the blockchain can revolutionize the financial sector, education, and politics.
Augmented and Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality, in particular, earned a bad reputation through the late 1980s and 1990s as a sort of pipe dream. The confluence of big data, portable smartphone technology and cloud computing with embedded cameras, and increasingly powerful processors for smaller devices has brought virtual reality (and its sibling, augmented reality) back in a big way. A reignited VR revolution will emerge in 2018 to change the way we think of things like gaming, web surfing, and training in corporate situations.
What’s Next for IT Trends in 2018
Technology trends in 2018 will continue, in part, the technology trends of 2017. But with the speed of innovation finally meeting its match in business areas like manufacturing and finance, it looks like consumer-end and corporate markets are finally learning how to adapt to cutting-edge information technology. In applications like industrial development, investments, entertainment, and social networking, emerging tech trends in 2018 are set to outpace 2017 as a revolutionary year for technology and business.