As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, we’re taking a look at the technology trends that are likely to define 2019.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that has grown rapidly over the last few years, and still continues to grow.
This form of technology is all about machines that have human like qualities such as reading, speaking, thinking,and reading emotions. AI learns from the user through every interaction it has.
According to US Research, in the next few years, every new software will use some form of AI.
Example of Artificial Intelligence been used in everyday life is the Siri software that is used by Apple users. As well as organisations like Netflix using AI which analyses millions of records to find the series, and movies that are best suited for the user.
Augmented Reality (AR)
This type of technology combines real-time 3D vision, haptics (which is the sense of touch), as well as sound and location data. In the future, other sensory data such as smell will immerse users even deeper into the augmented world. AR allows users of this technology to immerse themselves in all sorts of locations.
AR is being increasingly applied by organisations across a wide spectrum of human activities including entertainment, art, retail, education and the military.
The future of AR is exciting as it has started the development of AR technologies to train doctors, nurses, teachers and police officers, which will soon be available on smart devices.
Example of Augmented Reality is the Pokemon Go applcation that took the world by storm, augmenting users reality with Pokemon hunting and exploring. L’Oreal has bought out a make-up application which allows users to try all different various types of make-up, the application picks up the users face and shows the users how different make-ups and shades will look like from the comfort of their own phone.
Blockchain technology is a secure system that is used for verifying and recording transactions as well as storing trusted records of buyers and sellers. For example – Bitcoin and Litecoin.
This technology has made headlines in the last year or so, and gained in popularity. It has the capabilities to disrupt enterprises of many kinds such as the banking industry and government technologies.
For example, governments have started using block chain techonolgies to store voters’ history.
In 2019,we have come to expect self-driving vehicles more and more often. As of December 5th 2018, Google launched Waymo which is the world’s first self-driving taxi service. This service is currently available in 2 states in America, but is expected to start growing in 2019.
Although with an amount of speculation, Google aims at growing this service as other competitors start to join the market.
As of 2019, robotics and other similar technologies will be part of industries like security.
Predictions from robotics experts say that 1.4 million new robots will enter the market in 2019, from automated machines to automated assembly lines.
Example of robotics that will ake an imprint in 2019 is a technolgy called Foldimate which is a technolgy that will be sold for house use. This technolgy folds all your laundry for you.
2019 is going to be an exciting year for technology and where technology is heading in the years to come is impressive. Technology is here to stay and grow, and the leaps that these technologies can provide, is ultimately reaching the pinnacle of evolution.