There were many technological hopes placed in this year. Now, it is time to see if the technological forecasts of 2018 have really been met. From Artificial Intelligence, to blockchain or IoT. Have we come a long way?
Before the end of the year, we must review whether progress has really been made and the technological forecasts of 2018 have been met. A year ago around the same time, and just like we did a few weeks ago with 2019, we published a post in which we talked about the technological trends that 2018 had in store for us. Now, guided by that post, we have to do a review and see if we have really managed to advance in those plots.
Without a doubt, the undisputed protagonist of 2018. Its importance is such that experts say that the Artificial Intelligence it will remain the number one technology in investment and innovation for the next decade. A revolution in our way of life.
In fact, the change represented by Artificial Intelligence has made administrations begin to regulate the use of this technology. The European Commission has been one of the first to present a paper on ethical principles for the use of AI.
An example of what has been advanced in AI are virtual assistants. At Telefónica, Aura has been one of the highlights. This AI is integrated into Movistar Home, the device that is already on the market and that will revolutionize communication at home.
Another tech heavyweight this year. We are talking about the future of smart cities and economic sectors such as Industry 4.0. As we have said in Artificial Intelligence, we could say yes we have advanced in IoT, and that every day we are closer to getting a complete connection of everything around us.
The IoT related technologies they have grown so much that it is difficult for us to know how they will evolve in the coming years. However, a few months ago we also made a brief summary of what we can expect from IoT in the coming years.
Perhaps it is one of the trends in which we have least evolved. Year after year, efforts are made to achieve a truly immersive experiencebut not much has yet been achieved. However, this technology has a promising future and is that it presents hundreds of possible applications.
One of the examples of multiple virtual reality utilities it was the Walmart supermarket project. The first supermarket based on virtual reality, where the customer can visualize and purchase products through a VR software no need to go to the establishment.
The leap to the new generation and the network virtualization bring a new business model. Innovation in this technology has continued over the past year and is expected to arrive fully in the next two years. For the moment, milestones have been achieved such as the first international video call with Telefónica 5G on the network.
In addition, a promising future is expected, especially after knowing that Intel has created a new 5G mobile modem that is already going to be deployed in the next generation of smartphones.