Gartner, the international research and consulting organization, has presented the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019, which defines as being in an exceeding phase or a sharp state of rising, potentially bringing the overthrowing impact and developing more related application to the future; meanwhile, with the skyrocketing tides and high variations, the trends come to reach the tipping point by 5 years.
Undertaking the business model and solutions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning in 2018, the main field for the technology industry would face how to make AI and ML spread through our lives.
Gartner points out the future strategic technology trends focusing on how to make Intelligent Digital Mesh better, that is, artificial intelligence comes into our lives in various types throughout the convergence of digital world, virtual world, and real world. Classifying the strategies based on intelligence, digital, and mesh to connect all the things together for supporting a continuous innovation process by mesh.
1. Autonomous Things
Different from the past automatic hardware, using artificial intelligence to combine the hardware and software service to improve our surroundings, like autonomous cars, drones.
2. Augmented Analytics
With the non-professional citizen data scientists, they could straightly analyze all the information and assumptions, and organize a better solution or strategic for people much faster.
3. AI-Driven Development
By using artificial intelligence to develop all the process autonomously, including coding, testing, or modeling, which can shorten the time of development process and react to the rapid demands of the market.
4. Digital Twin
Display the real world in digital way to virtual-actual combination; for instance, we use simulated flight and production facility to perform the asset and equipment in the real world for better approach to decrease the risk of practical operation and economizing on maintenance.
5. Empowered Edge
For the upcoming era of 5G, utilize cloud construction and implant empowered computing function and more storage into edge devices to reduce time and make them faster; in other words, edge devices are empowered to have bigger right for connected communication.
6. Immersive Experience
It gives people to have a whole new mode of experience to communicate with the digital world, and virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality plus conversational platforms make service and experiences oriented to reality, profession, and speed, such as remote tutorial and machine customer service.
Decentralization is central to blockchain, like a distributed-shared ledger. It is worth avoiding centralized organization with single factual recognition mainly managing the transaction, which makes it transparent, keeping permanent validity for both dealers, increasing the trade efficiency, and decreasing the conflicts.
8. Smart Spaces
Practical application is to set all the technology trends in a specific environment, and supports the users, people, or enterprises to have the convenient service. Digital twin and immersive experience would be primarily concerned to connect with the development of digital techniques and bring out a smart city for human in concordance with technology.
Intelligent Digital Mesh
9. Privacy and Ethics
Nowadays, the authorities have laid stress on personal data protection, since user-friendly technology has been out with the old, in with the new for people’s convenience life with the risk of personal data loss. Even though the organizations and enterprises stand in our shoes to protect personal privacy, we still need to think further how to observe rather ethics than regulation and protect our life safety.
10. Quantum Computing
Traditional computers calculate with the unit 1 and 0; however, quantum computing multiplies index for computing, making figure 1 and 0 exist in the meanwhile, combing mathematics and topology, improving the ”speed” of the traditional computers. With the quantum computing comes out, it probably can solve the unsolvable problems today, making financial, medical, and military industry develop rapidly.
Enterprises, government, customers, and interested parties would form a close-knit; although digital privacy issue is often considered been taken as a enormous threat, we still could look forward to being protected by regulation and ethics from personal data abuse with the rise of regtech. A new enhanced technology will cause a revolution in business model, integrating AI, immersive experience, digital twin, and matured regtech; nevertheless, we can predict emerging applications skyrocket growing by the following 5 years.