Next year will be marked by the arrival of some technologies as well as by the challenges that digitization brings worldwide. Here are some expert projections.Many of the technological trends that moved this 2019 will remain next year with more advances and more bets. Some experts pointed out what will move in 2020 in technological matters.
More steps to AI development
For Javier Ortiz, manager of Google Cloud in Colombia, one of the technologies that will continue in force is Artificial Intelligence (AI). According to the expert, this must be understood as a technology at the service of the common good and of the whole of society. Ortiz affirms that AI must stop conceiving or relating to robots or machines taken from a science fiction movie, since this is a technology that has been facilitating the lives of human beings for a long time and that is helping to solve challenges such as the prediction of natural disasters, the measurement of the cleanliness of the air we breathe, the rapid diagnosis and price of diseases, among many others.
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“This year we have opted to promote it from a clear focus on well-being, that is, that with its development allows progress in issues such as health, the environment, urban mobility, rural empowerment, and business efficiency,” he said.In addition to this, Red Hat experts consider that 2020 will be the year to check the impact of AI. Gartner, for example, estimates that at least 25 billion ‘things’ will be connected by 2021 that will produce a large volume of data.
Thus, artificial intelligence will be applied to a wide range of IoT information, including video, images, voice, network traffic activity, and sensor data. “The technological landscape for AI is complex and will continue to be so until 2023, where many IT providers will take place. Despite this complexity, it will be possible to achieve good results with Artificial Intelligence in a wide range of IoT situations, “said the software provider.
Journey to 5G
The 5G certainly is a big push towards the consolidation of the digital revolution that aims, among others, a better user experience. “Not only will people be connected to each other, so will the devices around us,” said Red Hat.Thus it is expected that next year 5G, thanks to its high connection speed, minimum latency, and high reliability, will enable the connection of an autonomous car with everything around it, including the streets themselves (in the case of smart cities ).
The big moment is expected to be the launch of the first iPhone compatible with the 5G network, a step that Samsung and Xiaomi have already taken. Likewise, another unknown will be the role that the Chinese provider Huawei will have in the worldwide deployment of this technology.
Advances in quantum computing
One of the big announcements this year was the one made by Google in which he claims to have designed a computer that achieves quantum supremacy. According to Ortíz, this means that an operation that is not possible today is achieved through the classical computing that we use in our computers and cell phones.
To Expert noted that advance is important because, with this computing, machine learning processes would be enhanced and achieve much more significant advances. In addition, this new type of informatics would allow solving previously impossible or very difficult problems, such as discovering which molecules could produce really effective medicines.
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The evolution of the Blockchain
Red Hat experts affirm that the blockchain will have its role in 2020. Today, companies obtain greater security and monetization of their business thanks to this data structure. In addition to this, investments in this technology grow at a compound rate of 73%, with a total projected expense of US $ 11.7 billion by 2022.Some of the advantages of this technology are immediacy, security, cost reduction and error identification, among others. Furthermore, these blockchains could already be applied in other sectors; from intellectual properties to food security or asset management.
Privacy will have its place
Amnesty International, the NGO that supported generations of activists persecuted in the worst dictatorships, claims that the “surveillance-based” economic model of Google and Facebook is a “systemic threat to human rights.The Investigations & procedures against these companies, and even others, are being carried out in the different countries of the EU, applying the European regulation on the protection of personal data that came into force in 2018.
A new EU regulation “ePrivacy” should establish new forms regarding “cookies”, which track the Internet user.For Dominique Bindels of Euromonitor International, “people are more aware of the dangers of the dispersion of their data and of the possibility that their acts and gestures are traced. But at the same time, surveillance cameras and connected speakers are selling like hotcakes. ”
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What will be the trend in consumption in 2020?
According to a report issued by Euromonitor International, a global market research company, there are 10 trends for 2020 that will guide consumption globally. According to this report, convenience, personalization, and personal control will be highly relevant to people. These are the trends. Beyond the human: These trends show that people are accepting Artificial Intelligence in their daily lives. It is highlighted that although trust and access to technology will be a challenge, its expansion will begin. Virtual assistants like Alexa, developed by Amazon, Siri, Apple, and chatbots are going to be part of this wave.
Captivate me in seconds: A large amount of information on the internet has led Internet users to search for the most attractive information, this trend, in turn, has caused content creators to generate more striking strategies. This report highlights that the most relevant format will be short and attractive videos. Influencers will play a very important role since people trust more and more the opinion of others more than the same brand.