By Vidura Prabath
Disruptive technologies have emerged ever since the dawn of this century reeling from every corner of the world. These technologies have to date facilitated the lives of each and every individual and helped them outstretch beyond their limits. Thanks to the innovations, now cell phone is no longer an apparatus for mere calling purposes, now it could do wonders that decades ago no one thought of.
We are blessed to experience the evolution of technology from smartphones, internet, social media, Wi-Fi, GPS to impactful trends such as AI, Machine Learning, Edge Computing, Blockchain, AR, VR and many more that stem from these fields. Add to that, inclusion of tech related subjects into mainstream education has even propelled the situation while closing in on gaps and empowering digitization learning.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI has been a buzz word for quite a time and is a field which stems for many other computer related innovationsconcerns. AI technology is capable of performing tasks without human interaction. It mimics human intelligence to easily perform tasks such as recognition of images, voice and data. In recent times, this technology is being used to a great extent in smartphone manufacturing. AI cameras, applications and even personal assistants such as Google assistant, SIRI and Cortana have been programmed with AI technology. In addition AI is used in ride sharing apps, as smart home assistants, in banking sector, medical sector and so on. AI is extremely accurate when compared to human beings and it can be best used in handling repetitive activities.
Machine Learning (ML)
Machine Learning branches out from AI. This is primarily used to program computers to do things which are not pre-programmed. Machine learning is used in video surveillance, online customer support and online fraud detection. ML also enables businesses to automate analysis and is becoming a fast growing trend in health care in providingwhich provides real time patient information and also facilitates in diagnoses and treatments.
The explosive growth of internet connected devices has made way for edge computing and fast networking technologies such as 5G. Gartner, the leading research and advisory company, defines edge computing as ‘’ a part of a distributed computing topology in which information processing is located close to the edge – where things and people produce or consume that information’’. Edge computing has the ability to process and store data faster which is important for companies that embrace cloud for most of their tasks.
The world’s connectivity is changing. Global mobile data traffic is expected to multiply by 5 before the end of 2024. Particularly in dense urban areas, the current 4G networks simply won’t be able to keep up.
As a solution for this, the world is moving towards 5G wireless technology which promises a high bandwidth speed and low latency levels. Smartphone manufacturers have already deployed 5G technology into their new releases. 5G is a game changer due to multiple reasons. It improves the network connection to a great extent and you can increase the number of connected devices as well. 5G is expected to be 100x faster than the speed of 4G LTE networks and it will deliver 100x more capacity than 4G which is a fertile environment for IoT development.
Blockchain is a record keeping technology, a sort of ledger which is oftentimes used in banking and cryptocurrency fields. This technology is rated as a highly secure way of storing data and the United States is already implementing measures to make use of Blockchain in up scaling data storing. Blockchain consists of data stored in multiple blocks strung together. This is currently the safest currently available way to store data as once the data is encrypted; no one can make anyis able to changes to that. This technology, if implemented on a worldwide basis, can solve lot of cyber frauds and becomes a solution for handling money.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
These two technologies bridge the digital and physical worlds. VR Virtual reality helps a lot in learning as it is capable of taking you to different places as if you are actually there. AR expands the capabilities of our smart devices such as searching for information, shopping and expressing yourself. It simply augments the present state. These two technologies help to cater to user’s needs through personalized content.
Be it companies, individuals or large organizations, technology has become an indispensable aspect that determines the fate of day to day activities to business processes all these. Therefore So embracing new technology trends can determine the success of a business and the convenience of your lives, at the end of the day.