7 Latest Technology Trends in 2020
Description: Technology is evolving at such rapid speed that it’s nearly impossible to predict what’s going to be the most advanced technology next year. However, we can take a look at the major trends right now and try to guess the new emerging opportunities. Let’s do that in this article!
Advanced technology products enable us to accelerate everyday processes for both individual people and businesses. For companies, it’s vital to have the so-called Magic Stone to avoid getting left behind by the competition. And if you’re an IT professional, then learning new skills that apply to emerging technologies helps you stay relevant in the job market. You could say that the rapidly evolving technology is causing a 4th Industrial Revolution right now. And the ones who are familiar with its direction are better prepared to see new opportunities.
So what are the trends of 2020 that are going to determine the nature of the future advanced technologies? Let’s take a closer look.
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is probably the most talked-about technology today. Right now we’ve seen AI used mainly in navigation apps, smart home devices, and smartphone personal assistants. So it has a direct impact on the way we work and play.
In the future, artificial intelligence is expected to eliminate millions of jobs by 2030 because it can recognize patterns and make accurate decisions faster than the human mind. But don’t panic. AI also creates new jobs. The systems need people on maintaining, testing, and programming them, so getting an AI certification would be a smart move in 2020.
2. Blockchain Technology
Blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger. It records digital transactions and is extremely secure, thanks to its encrypted nature. At the moment, the innovative blockchain solutions are used mainly by small businesses and startups. But the biggest crypto-news in 2020 is probably a giant like Facebook releasing its own cryptocurrency, called Libra. If it turns out to be a success, then other big companies will probably follow the lead.
3. Machine Learning
Machine Learning is a subfield of artificial intelligence that enables computers to learn from experience and modify their operations accordingly. Computers learn by processing data and finding valuable insights from it.
Machine learning is a truly flexible mechanism among advanced technologies, meaning that it can easily be deployed by both businesses and consumers. Companies can use it to make accurate predictions about their clients’ purchasing behaviors. And everyday internet users get super targeted ads and accurate web search results.
4. Virtual Reality – Advanced Technology Creating New Environments
So far, VR has been used mainly in gaming. But its potential has also been tested in training professionals from airplane pilots to surgeons. The cool thing is that it’s not that difficult to get started with VR. Knowing basic programming is often enough to land an entry-level job as a developer. And you can work your way up to becoming a hardware engineer or an optics expert.
5. Biological Robots
Biologists have found new ways to compile cells into units that can perform various tasks. These tiny “machines” are called the Xenobots. They are made up of cells from frog embryos and are based on computer-generated designs. Some might ask why advanced technology is used for ethically questionable enterprises like trying to design life. It’s a valid concern, and scientists need to assess the possibility of unwanted results and ethical concerns.
6. Autonomous Vehicles
All new Tesla models already feature the self-drive mode, and during the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals in China deployed autonomous vehicles to transport food. Advanced technologies in international logistics could even replace truck drivers in the future. It will be only a matter of time before self-driving cars will roam the streets. Obviously, this would require us to completely re-work the current traffic rules.
7. 5G Networks
Advanced technologies for any industry often rely on a fast Internet connection. 5G data networks provide incredibly fast upload and download speeds. And 2020 is expected to be the year when 5G becomes widespread. It’s already quite affordable for the average consumer. An average 4G network is prone to occasional disconnections, which aren’t fun when you’ve got important mail to send. 5G gives people a much more stable connection. Plus, companies can use the networks of 5G to raise the efficiency of their AI systems.
There are advanced technologies out for any industry these days. Most of the technologies employ some form of artificial intelligence or machine learning. Keep an eye on the 7 most important trends in 2020 pointed out in this article, and you will be prepared for the future. It’s down to you.
How has advanced technology changed your life in 2020? Let us know in the comments section.
Author’s Bio: Ellen Royce is an experienced marketer, copywriter, and entrepreneur. Having started several small businesses online, she knows the importance of effective content marketing in building companies. Ellen loves writing articles on the newest online marketing trends to share on her blog.