Technological advancements never cease to amaze. It’s incredible how far we’ve come from even a decade ago. Now, technology has integrated into businesses and industries of all types. It will always be there, and it continues to change, so you must learn and understand as much as possible about current tech to stay competitive in any industry.
Thankfully, technology courses are available to grow your knowledge of pervasive technologies of the age. You might consider looking into the following huge tech trends of 2020 to make sure you’re ahead of the curve.
Artificial intelligence has not only made strides in the world of business, but it’s also in almost every home. The most common AI devices include Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Siri. But that’s just the beginning of AI all around us, and we’re expecting to see even more in the manufacturing realm.
AI has started to make waves in the clothing industry, with companies like Kindred and Vicarious that are automating some of the distribution of apparel. The same technologies could be applied to any other manufacturing industry.
We’ve been talking about 5G for a decade, and it’s now going mainstream. In 2020, companies will compete to be the first to deliver 5G to mass consumers. Recently, the number of satellites in space has reached 2,500, which means brand new opportunities for faster data and internet speeds all over the world.
Starlink Broadband by SpaceX is one business that’s taking advantage of the increased satellites to provide higher speed internet for their customers in 2020. They’re anticipating getting 12,000 satellites into space by 2024.
The talk about autonomous vehicles has slowed recently because it’s not growing as rapidly as was originally expected. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, thinks that autonomous taxis will be everywhere. “From our standpoint, if you fast forward a year, maybe a year and three months, but next year for sure, we’ll have over a million Robo-taxis on the road,” he stated in an interview.
Gartner, on the other hand, doesn’t agree. “The idea that you can have a vehicle that can make complex decisions for full self-driving is just not plausible at this point,” analyst Mike Ramsey said in the same interview.
Right now, it looks like Gartner’s predictions are closer to the truth, but that doesn’t mean autonomous vehicles don’t offer some exciting trends in 2020. For example, Hyundai is employing a smart-vehicle tool called Smart Park, which was introduced in a funny SuperBowl commercial starring Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch, and David Ortiz. It’s a remote-control parking feature that requires no driver.
Small applications of autonomous driving like this will be everywhere in 2020.
It seems like something out of science fiction, but tech experts are working on building tech to augment human abilities. You might be picturing a Captain America-like serum, but the tech used here is a little less mythical.
Human augmentation in 2020 is still impressive. Using tech tools designed for super-specific tasks, workers are able to complete tasks that would be impossible without technology. For example, miners are given smart wearables to prevent accidents in the mine and streamline more efficient work processes.
Deep Personal Profiling
Companies are able to get inside their competitors’ heads using tech that delivers richer personal profiles. We’re gathering data about customers through analytics that we’ve never been able to access.
Industries are gathering information through social media, online searches, and even everyday conversations when their technology is within earshot. Because you have so much tech at your fingertips, you need a tangible way to make sense of the information, and data analytics dashboards will be a huge trend in 2020 and beyond.
Some experts predict further upgrades in health care based on genome information. Consumers are able to access digital snapshots of their health in ways that were never possible before. Using at-home kids like AncestryDNA and 23andMe, they can gather information about their ancestors, certain illnesses they’re predisposed to, and more.
Now, this genome data will be applied with artificial intelligence. Health care professionals will be able to ascertain unique patterns in genomes and project diagnoses based on medical images in databases. The AI potential in health care continues to impress in this area and others.
If you’re not keeping up with the curves in technology, you might as well be against them. It takes constant vigilance and regularly increasing knowledge to be at the top of tech trends in any industry.