When it comes to modern technologies, it seems that change is actually the only constant! While these are technologies that fizzle out over the years, there are many that keep gaining traction on the sidelines, and come out to the forefront with increased integration and acceptance of their capabilities.
There are multiple technologies that have made their mark in the past year, and a couple of them are all set to come up on to the mainstream this year.
So, keeping all of the factors in mind, here is a list of the top technologies of 2020 that are slated to rule the immediate future. Let’s get started!
Artificial Intelligence has been on the top of the trends for quite a while now. And, in terms of technology trends in 2020, AI is going to go bigger and better in terms of its applications and uses.
Computers now can be made to learn about the world in ways almost similar to the humans. The huge increase in data and computing power has made a subsequent rise in the capabilities of AI possible. AI needs data to showcase its optimum capabilities, learn faster, and offer more precision in its outcomes. And, the explosion of data that we have now has been instrumental in enabling the advancement of AI at a breakneck speed for the last few years.
Given the current speed of growth for AI, it is granted that it will be able to accomplish more human tasks this year and in the years to come.
The present tasks accomplished by AI are proof enough of its future potential. For instance, it can now study reports and messages, speak through voice assistance, listen to your commands, and even identify emotions using affective computing. Expect AI to become something in future that doesn’t even need human intervention any more to help it learn.
With the support of the top digital transformation companies, mass adoption of AI is already underway, and sectors like financial technology, healthcare, designing, customer service, and more have already embraced it.
In the past two or three years, Chatbots have come to the forefront with their heightened potential for enhanced customer services and improved customer engagement. In 2020 and beyond, there will be an integration of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which will make the chatbots reach a whole new level of awesomeness.
The devices and apps will now be able to actually comprehend the meaning behind the things said to them. With NLP integration, nuances of speech, like double meaning, puns, and sarcasms, would be clearer to the future technologies.
This is good news for the users because they now get to talk like they naturally do, without having to modify it in a way that the machine understands.
Sure enough, enabling this would mean using complicated algorithms. But, it has been made possible by combining AI with countless predictions and computations that have been generated using the conversations between devices and humans.
Internet of Things
In the past couple of years, Internet of Things (IoT) has been going up the list of technologies to watch out for. And in 2020, it has actually come out to the forefront.
Granted that, IoT has been a bit slow in terms of connecting homes and the devices with one another, but that is a thing of the past now. Looking at the future it seems that almost everything is slated to become ‘smart,’ and smarter!
Though it is still an ongoing process, it can be predicted beyond doubt that by 2020, more and more products will be hooked to the internet to become smarter versions of them.
Already there is no dearth of smart products at every home. There are smart microwaves, heaters, TVs, and even voice-assisted devices such as Amazon Echo. There will be more new entries to the list this year, as IoT has just started taking over it all.
Going by the current rate of progression, it has been predicted that by the year 2030, there will be at least 125 billion IoT connected devices worldwide.
Faster internet for a fast paced life: hasn’t that become a norm these days? In 2020, 5G is all set to take the world of lightning fast internet by storm. It is the benefits that come with it, which makes it such an important technological development. The users get low latency, high capacity, and better internet speed. Thus, 5G will soon take up the top spot in the technology markets.
The benefits abound which make it an important technological trend of 2020, and the future. New and better networks will come up all over the world, and even devices will come to be more easily available. Some of them might also have improved 5G bandwidth cameras. The businesses will showcase new automotive, industrial, educational, and medical uses.
But, how fast is really fast when it comes to 5G? You take about 24 hours to download a movie using 3G, right? It takes 3.6 seconds to download that same movie using a 5G network. Now, imagine how fast your entire work process would be when you simply switch to 5G. No wonder 5G is being tagged as the technology of the future.
The present estimates suggest that 2020 will be the year when highly integrated 5G networks will hit the market to provide never seen before coverage rates.
Now, edge computing is not really talked about as much as all the other technologies on the list. But, when IoT comes up in the mainstream, edge computing cannot be far behind. Businesses are pretty comfortable with cloud setups now, but things are going to be shaken up real soon.
Edge computing is basically an element of computing where all the things right from content collection and delivery, to information processing are located near the information source. High functionality, bandwidth restrictions, connectivity and latency challenges are a number of benefits that comes integrated at the source.
Businesses that hope to keep up with the future trends of technology need to begin using the edge computing designs in their infrastructure, more so in the parts that have IoT elements. The starting point of this has to be collocation of network abilities and using edge-based capabilities.
Edge computing is an important part of the latest technological changes in 2020. You can expect to see more attention given to it for using intelligent networks, which will make the connected devices perform the important analysis at the location and using the results for carrying out particular actions.
All of this will take a couple of milliseconds to be completed, instead of hundreds of seconds that cloud computing setups usually take today. The potential which edge computing has at present makes it a crucial addition to the list of top technologies to rule 2020, and beyond.
And, that concludes the list of technologies for the future. When it comes to the technological trends of tomorrow, think bigger and better use of data and automation, with higher integration of tech in the devices and in the lives. The world is about to take a leap in terms of adoption and use of technologies. So, it’s time to fasten your seat belts, and enjoy the glimpse into a brighter future.