Technology is now evolving at such a rapid pace that annual predictions of trends becomes difficult than anticipated. We are in the 4th era of industrial and technological revolution, thus the evolving of different technology innovations. Here is the list of 10 different trends in technology to look out for in 2020. Although, the list is longer than this, however, this is the most trending tech.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
- Cloud computing
- 5G data networks
- Blockchain Technology
- Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) : Although AI is not just an evolving trend in technology however, the trend continue to have effect on the lives, work and every aspect of existence.
What Is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. The term may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving.
It is also the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.
AI has penetrates into all professions, thus, it is one of the best generally accepted technology trend.
Internet of Things (IoT)
internet connection is one of the things that makes living and work easy. Many “things” are now being built with WiFi connectivity, meaning they can be connected to the Internet. The Internet of Things is the future that enables the connection of multiple devices.
The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it.
What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is refers to has the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, for collection and sharing of data. This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of.
IoT touches every industry, including healthcare, finance, retail and manufacturing. Thus, IoT is one of the most important technologies of everyday life and it will continue to pick up steam as more businesses realize the potential of connected devices to keep them competitive.
Extended reality (XR) is a term referring to all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearable.
It is a word used to refers to virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Augmented reality and virtual reality are often confused but they’re more like technology cousins than twins. They share a lot of commonalities, however, AR and VR are two distinct things.
Virtual Reality (VR) immerses the user in an environment while Augment Reality (AR) enhances their environment.
Augmented reality is defined as “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to add digital information on an image of something. AR is used in apps for smartphones and tablets.
AR apps use your phone’s camera to show you a view of the real world in front of you, then put a layer of information, including text and/or images, on top of that view. A popular example of AR is Snapchat app.
Virtual reality (VR) is a complete immersion experience that shuts out the physical world. VR devices shut out the physical world completely and provides a fully digitally immersive experience where you enter a computer-generated world using headsets that blend out the real world.
Mixed Reality (MR) is the most recent development in reality technologies. It brings together real world and digital elements that is it combines elements of both AR and VR.
Mixed Reality allows you to see and immerse yourself in the world around you even as you interact with a virtual environment using your own hands, all without ever removing your headset.
Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user.
What is Cloud Computing
cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. It is is a type of computing that relies on shared computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications.
Brands such as IBM, Google, Microsoft, Cisco have already started implementing this next-gen tech to gear up for the upcoming market.
5G Data Networks
5G network is the 5th and next generation of mobile broadband that is replacing, or at least augmenting, the 4G LTE connection. 5G is an advanced wireless technology that has begun wide deployment in 2019 and will be more trending in 2020.
Although, 5G will initially operate in conjunction with existing 4G networks before evolving to fully standalone networks in subsequent releases and coverage expansions
This mobile internet connectivity is offering super-fast, stable and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before.
The networks will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world.
Blockchain technology is most simply defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger that records the secured provenance of a digital asset. It is the transparent, trust less, publicly accessible ledger that allows us to securely transfer the ownership of units of value using public key encryption and proof of work methods.
Blockchains are consensus-driven, so no one entity can take control of the data. More organizations are exploring and implementing blockchain to solve the increased need to secure and manage transactions across the internet.
This technology has far-reaching potential in everything. The potential for blockchain technology is not limited to bitcoin. As such, it has gained a lot of attention in a variety of industries including: financial services, healthcare, elections, real estate, law enforcement, charities, e-commerce and more.
Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
Robotic process automation (RPA) is the use of software with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to handle high-volume, repeatable tasks that previously required humans to perform.
Robotic Process Automation is the technology that allows anyone today to configure computer software, or a “robot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a human interacting within digital systems to execute a business process.
RPA can be used to automate workflow, infrastructure, back office process which are labor intensive. Robotic process automation is also the use of specialized computer programs, known as software robots, to automate and standardize repeatable business processes.
RPA provides organizations with the ability to reduce staffing costs and human error. RPA software robot never sleeps and makes zero mistakes.