We are already in the third month of 2019 and disruptive technology trends continue to shape up this year. Many industries are accelerating at a rapid pace and transformations are being witnessed in the way business is performed. New technologies have emerged that are more likely to be present on the horizon of investors and business owners alike.
Thanks to digital transformation, new and intelligent technologies are utilizing or leveraging the latest means of connecting to the audiences. This digital mesh includes robots, devices, content, interconnected humans, and services. Disruptive technology trends are going to drive the future putting up the innovation leaders under serious pressure to evolve at the same time and the same pace of the technology trends they embrace. Not doing so may result in heavy losses or extinction in worst cases.
The most obvious technology to watch closely in 2019 is perhaps 5G that is a necessity for all the technologies mentioned below. Through 5G, the processing speeds will boost by more than 10 times in 2019. This technology will set new trends and bring innovations in a lot of industries globally. Without any further delays, let’s discuss the top 5 technologies that are worth watching in 2019.
Machine Learning will Define New Usages of Artificial Intelligence
Innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to bring scientific breakthroughs across different industries and the big data being collected in different parts of the world for multiple purposes will play a vital role in this area. In 2019, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will be combined in the business creation and smart business operations. China will surpass the US and emerge as the new leader in AI development. Moreover, Machine Learning will advance to a level where it will further enhance AI giving more power to the users and business alike.
Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality (AR & VR)
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will continue to be the center of attraction throughout 2019 and will introduce a lot of fascinating practical applications for industries. A combination of these two referred to as Mixed Reality will also play a vital role in creating vast opportunities in the business world. These technologies were initially used in the gaming industry but slowly their real potential is being discovered and these technologies are becoming a useful tool in various industries like design, healthcare, manufacturing, space exploration, engineering, and many others. In this year, many new innovative Virtual Reality applications will open up and transform the way people used to work and collaborate beyond boundaries.
Blockchain Technology to Create More Vacancies
Blockchain technology is already defining new and improved ways of conducting a business in numerous industries. From its original application, this technology has evolved to a great extent courtesy of its immense functionality. This year, more and more innovative corporations will start using this technology in different functions and most likely in the payment transfers to ensure transparency and security. As a result, the scope of blockchain consultancy and blockchain implementation will increase creating more job opportunities.
Internet of Things (IoT) Security Breach
Scammers and hackers are always looking to exploit the cybersecurity and keep the staff on their toes all the time. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that as soon as you connect something to the internet, it becomes vulnerable. In the recent past, we have seen that the Internet of Things (IoT) has become very controversial due to the security breaches. In this year, it is expected that such a trend will continue to evolve because no significant measures have been taken to improve the condition. The manufacturers need to implement a security tool or tools to keep the hackers at bay. Otherwise, nothing more can be expected from this technology for years to come and it will die a natural death.
Robotics will Take Charge
Robots are everywhere; from coffee shops to serving pizzas, or managing warehouses. This year, it is evident that the Japanese robotic companies will create more robots for performing different types of tasks and new innovations will come forward giving companies a chance to save their costs and bring efficiency to their operations. There is a perception that the rate of unemployment will also increase as a result of this increased incorporation of robots. However, the costs of such robots are quite high and only the tycoons can afford it. Moreover, the way you can train humans cannot be implemented with the robots who only work the way they have been programmed to.
Although multiple technologies are evolving around us, these are the top 5 that look promising and offer great opportunities for the foreseeable future. All of these are lacking skilled workers, meaning there is ample amount of opportunity for new workers to get trained and get on the top of their careers right from the get go.