Technology is constantly emerging and evolving around us. As it evolves, it enables even faster change and progress, causing the acceleration of the rate of change. Here are some of the tech trends you should watch for in 2019.
Autonomous Things – Whether its cars, robots or agriculture, autonomous things use AI to perform tasks traditionally done by humans. Virtually every application, service and IoT object will incorporate some form of AI to automate or augment processes or human actions. Collaborative autonomous things such as drone swarms will increasingly drive the future of AI systems.
Explore the possibilities of AI driven autonomous capabilities in any physical object in your organisation or customer environment, but keep in mind these devices are best used for narrowly defined purposes. They do not have the same capability as a human brain for decision making, intelligence or general purpose learning.
AI Driven Development – Looks at tools, technologies and best practices for embedding AI into applications and using AI to create AI powered tools for the development process. The market will shift from a focus on data scientists partnered with developers to developers operating independently using predefined models delivered as a service. These trends are also leading to more mainstream usage of virtual software developers and nonprofessional citizen application developers.
Augmented Analytics – Data scientists now have increasing amounts of data to prepare, analyse and group and from which to draw conclusions. Given the amount of data, exploring all possibilities becomes impossible, this means businesses can miss key insights from hypotheses the data scientists don’t have the capacity to explore. Augmented analytics identify hidden patterns while removing the personal bias.
Through 2020, the number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than professional data scientists. Citizen data scientists use AI powered augmented analytics tools that automate the data science function automatically identifying data sets, developing hypothesis and identifying patterns in the data. Businesses will look to citizen data scientists as a way to enable and scale data science capabilities.
Immersive Technology – Through to 2020, conversational platforms, which change how users interact with the world and technologies such as AR, MR and VR, which change how users perceive the world, will lead to a new immersive experience. By 2022, 70% of enterprises will be experimenting with immersive technologies for consumer and enterprise use, and 25% will have deployed to production. The future of conversational platforms will incorporate expanded sensory channels that will allow the platform to detect emotions based on facial expressions, and they will become more conversational in interactions.
Smart Spaces – A smart space is a physical or digital environment in which humans and technology-enabled systems interact in increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent ecosystems. As technology becomes a more integrated part of daily life, smart spaces will enter a period of accelerated delivery.
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