10 Smart Ideas behind the Technology Trends of 2020
The new decade 2020 has begun with many promises to keep. These promises transcend to technology trends influenced by smart ideas which began in the historical year, 2019 to be precise.
Here are the 10 smart ideas that will influence the Technology Trends of 2020 and beyond.
• Technology will invest in Environmental sustainability
The constant awareness of environmental sustainability will drive companies to invest in technologies which are environment-friendly. Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence powered by machine learning, natural language processing, robotic process automation will enable enterprises to drive initiatives that point to reductions into environmental contamination. The convergence of artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies marks 2020 as the “decade of delivery” for sustainable delivery goals.
• Re-engineering biology will set new Innovations
2019 has paved a way of transforming how our food is produced. From nanotechnology applied to create an artificial protective layer on fruits and vegetables; to vegan meat options, biology is constantly been re-engineered with the help of disruptive technologies to address global concerns like eliminating food waste, reducing carbon footprint, and reducing the toxic ill-effects of industrial agriculture. You will be surprised to know that Biotechnology even has the potential to “grow” buildings!
• Artificial Intelligence will mobilise Cyberwars
2020 will witness the new cyberwar fought with technological supremacy. Hackers have long experimented with new age automatic tools to break into cyber networks causing havoc to their targets. Artificial Intelligence is a double-edged sword. A blessing to protect from the malicious attacks and at the same time, a dangerous weapon used by the hackers to access confidential data.
• Mobility will drive Prosperity
The new decade will see a growth in the prosperity of the middle classes, powered by the convergence of disruptive technologies. Low-cost internet, high-bandwidth and cost-effective communication will drive the emergence of the prosperous middle class. Increasing dependence on cloud adoption is helping enterprises look into AI for better opportunities to education, healthcare, finance, mobility and entertainment without enormous investments.
• Technology will invent new Medicines
In this decade, AI will unleash new drug candidates who will be ready for clinical trials of the new age medical inventions. These include a stem cell supply restoration, a new generation of endo-vaccines, supplementation of NMD/NAD+ and GDF-11 among others. This trend will be driven by the integration of CRISPR technologies, AI, quantum computing, cellular medicine and genome sequencing.
• 5G augmented reality will redefine Experiences
A recent study by Gartner about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) points out that by 2020, 100 million consumers will use both technologies for their online and retail shopping. The confluence of augmented reality, virtual reality and 5G networks with jet-fast internet speeds offering 100Mb/s – 10Gb/s connection speed will transform our everyday experiences impacting every industry from advertising, retail, entertainment and education.
• AI will equate to human-level Intelligence
With the beginning of 2020, we are closely inching to the prediction made by technologist and futurist Ray Kurzweil that artificial intelligence will reach human-level performance by 2030. Experts opinion that through the decade from 2020-2029, AI algorithms and machine learning models will be increasingly available open-source with easy cloud access. This will allow any user to augment their problem-solving abilities and supplement their cognitive learning capabilities with minimal costs involved. This confluence will be driven by disruptive technologies, cloud computing, neural networks and high bandwidth connectivity.
• The dawn of the AI-Human collaboration
The rise of “AI as a Service” (AIaaS) platforms will enable humans to partner with AI in every aspect of their work, at every level, in every industry. AIs will become entrenched in everyday business operations, serving as cognitive collaborators to employees—supporting creative tasks, generating new ideas, and tackling previously unattainable innovations. AI partnership will become so imperative that we won’t be surprised if the future involves certain diagnoses to be compulsorily supplemented by Artificial Intelligence.
• IoT sensors uplift Sensing abilities
We’re rapidly approaching the era wherein 100 billion sensors (the Internet of Everything) is monitoring and sensing (imaging, listening, measuring) every facet of our environments, all the time. Global imaging satellites, drones, autonomous car LIDARs, and forward-looking augmented reality (AR) headset cameras are all part of a global sensor matrix, together with allowing us to know anything, anytime, anywhere.