There’s still a quarter left of 2019 but Business and technology advisor Bernard Marr wants us to get ready for the technological trends in store for 2020 right now. Marr shared on Forbes a handful of technological advancements that will continue to make headlines and spark interest. Below are Marr’s 7 biggest technology trends for 2020.
- AI-as-a-service – Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for a while and more companies have been exploring its use to improve customer experience. This will continue in 2020 as AI will get more and more familiarized and well-established.
- 5G data networks – 2020 is likely to be the year when 5G really starts to fly, with more affordable data plans as well as greatly improved coverage, meaning that everyone can join in the fun.
- Autonomous Driving – While we aren’t quite at the stage where we will have fully autonomous vehicles in 2020, they will continue to be an exciting technology we’d want to see. It won’t just be for cars either. Trucks and shipping are becoming more autonomous and there may likely be breakthroughs in 2020.
- Personalized and predictive medicine – Throughout 2020 we will see new applications of predictive healthcare and the introduction of more personalized and effective treatments to ensure better outcomes for individual patients.
- Computer Vision – Widely known as face recognition, this useful tech will continue to be a hot topic in 2020 and beyond.
- Extended Reality – Extended Reality (XR) is a catch-all term that covers several new and emerging technologies being used to create more immersive digital experiences. More specifically, it refers to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. This technology will continue to spark interest among businesses, the healthcare industry, video game and entertainment sector and much more.
- Blockchain Technology – This digital ledger has been a topic for the tech-savvy folks and 2020 could be the year that more and more people hear and utilize this breakthrough tech.
2020 will conclude the biggest technological decade we’ve had and there’s still a lot more tech to discover and master.