Well, Career startup is the very crucial stage of life. The advancement in the field of technology has activated some really exciting and unfathomable trends that make a huge impact on our world. Technology is changing so quickly that it’s hard to keep up, however, some trends fade out and die a quiet death while others are so momentous that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are some of the latest technology trends in Information Technology that have made breakthrough in 2018:
Artificial Intelligence – The potential to automate business practices and utilizing Artificial Intelligence in business decision making have attracted many in the business world. It can change how business evolve and interact with customers while reshaping the entire industries with the power of advanced technologies and software. Industries like technology, media and telecommunications are majorly relying on Artificial Intelligence to speed up the new product and service offerings of all the industries, thereby projecting a 52% point increase in the next five years. This ensures that every business will be data driven and every industry will be smart.
Intelligent Apps and Analytics – Every mobile and web application will utilize Artificial Intelligence in the coming years. These apps use advanced Machine Learning and AI to improve user experience and adapt and learn from interaction with an enterprise’s data to provide personalized insights that can enhance business results. According to a study by Garner, by 2018 200 companies will “exploit intelligent apps” and use big data and analytics tools to refine their business processes and improve customer experience. Apps will include built-in autonomous process and Business Intelligence and Analytics Systems will enhance the capabilities of Data Scientists over the next five years.
Blockchain Technology – The blockchain is undoubtedly an innovative invention. Created in 2008 by a person or group of people that goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, blockchain is a decentralized technology that stores and exchanges date for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, NEO, etc. This technology allows digital information to be distributed, but not copied which means each individual piece of data can only have one owner. In simple words, it is a digital ledger for economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. It was originally created for Bitcoin but now the tech community other potential uses for this technology. Due to the growing security concerns on the internet this technology is gaining more prominence as in a system using blockchain, it is almost impossible to forge digital transactions, so the credibility of such systems will grow. Over 1,000 employees have been employed by IBM to work on blockchain powered projects and they’ve also set aside $200 million dollars for development, making it one of top trends in technology.
Computer Vision – Computer Vision is another top trend in technology. It is basically the science and technology of machines that not only see but also process and provide useful results based on the observation. It is also concerned with the theory and technology for building artificial systems that obtain information from images or multi-dimensional data. Computer vision allows computers, and thus robots, other computer-controlled vehicles, and everything from factories and farm equipment to semi-autonomous cars and drones, to run more efficiently and intelligently and even safely. Computer vision is also useful in our daily lives, for example, it improves the social media experience such as using filters on Snapchat and Pinterest has a mobile phone app called Lens that uses computer vision, banks now use computer vision to deposit checks remotely as the customers take a photo of a paper check with their mobile device which is then verified, it is also used in license detectors, etc.
Digital Twin – A digital twin refers to the convergence of the physical and the virtual world where every industrial product will get a dynamic digital representation. It helps in improving enterprise decision making, and are primarily used in the Industrial Internet of Things, engineering, and manufacturing business space. The extensive reach and usage of the Internet of Things have made the Digital Twins more cost-effective and accessible for the business world.
Cloud-based Technology – Schools are using an extensive range of cloud based tools and applications to support teaching, assessment and learning. It has unlocked the door of high tech education. It given an anytime-anywhere accessibility to information which is stored in remote cloud servers of the apps which makes it possible to access your course and educational materials from any device and from anywhere. Cloud based education has changed things for the better as it has lowered the hardware and software costs by providing a low-cost, subscription-based model that can support more companies and organizations, it provides virtual classrooms where you can have text as well as video lessons while doing live chat sessions with your teachers. This trending technology also benefits the students living in remote and rural areas where a teacher may not be physically able to attend the classroom or even learning a foreign language from a class of students in that particular country.
Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) – Initially targeted at games like Pokemon Go, it now have a big space in education and training. It allows you to enter a 360º video shot or created 3D immersive environment thereby engaging students in ways that cannot be replicated in the two-dimensional world of textbooks and handouts. By using a smartphone, educational apps, and a VR headset, students can be instantly transported to locations that would otherwise be inaccessible in the classroom. There are several AR apps such as Curiscope Virtuali-tee and the Merge Cube.
3D Printing – 3D Printing also known as Prototyping, is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. It allows students to learn with a more tangible and physical experience. A student can easily shape his idea of an object with a help of 3D printers. 3D printing is also cited as a STEM tool or something that can assist teaching staff.