Autonomous devices, augmented analytics, AI, Edge Computing, immersive experiences, blockchain, digital ethics and privacy, or quantum computing, will set the pace of ICT next year, according to Gartner.
2019 is just around the corner and predictions about what it will bring us begin to multiply. Within the technological framework our curiosity has begun to be satisfied thanks to Gartner. The consultant, within its meeting Symposium / ITxpo held this week in Orlando (USA), he has presented us with the main technological trends that will mark the disruptions of the ICT sector next year.
Top ten technology trends for 2019
Autonomous devices: This is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate functions that were previously performed by us, the people. From robots to autonomous vehicles. According to the consultant, this type of autonomy will exceed in 2019 automation based on solid programming models to discover, through AI, new types of behavior that interact more naturally with us and our environment.
Augmented analytics: It is a technological trend that, through the use of augmented intelligence, will revolutionize the way data analytics is developed, shared and consumed. New analytical capabilities that will help optimize decision-making in many business departments through an in-depth review of information in combination with the context in which the data is obtained.
AI-driven developments: Partnerships between data scientists and application developers are growing to create enhanced solutions of this intelligence. A framework where the developers themselves already have predefined models delivered as a service that allows them to work autonomously. An opportunity that joins the application of AI to the automation of various functions related to data science and testing functions. Thus, Gartner predicts that in 2022 at least the 40% new application development projects will require them on the team.
Digital twins: Are the digital representation of a real-world entity or system. Gartner believes that by 2020 there will be billions of them to monitor the behavior of the more than 20,000 million connected sensors and endpoints. The implementation of these digital representations will improve over time, favoring a better collection and visualization of the correct data, which allows us to respond effectively to business objectives.
Enhanced edge computing: This type of cloud computing will evolve as a complementary model with cloud services, arranged as a centralized service that is performed not only on centralized servers, but on local distributed servers, in addition to the edge devices themselves.
Immersive experiences: We have changed the way we interact with the digital world at the same time that virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are changing the way we perceive that digital world. A combined change in the models of perception and interaction that will lead us to our future immersive experience.
’Blockchain’: Solutions based on this technology will allow us to achieve greater operational efficiency through the automation of business processes or the digitization of records. Together, the use of blockchain will favor the exchange of information between entities, as well as the tracking of physical and digital assets.
Smart spaces: Are those physical or digital environments in which we interact with ourselves and enabled systems, from processes, services and things; through technology in ecosystems increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent. The result results in a more immersive, interactive and automated experience for a specific set of people or specific industry scenarios.
Digital ethics and privacy: We are increasingly concerned about how our personal information is used by both public and private sector entities. A reality that has led Gartner to position digital ethics and privacy as a trend that in the coming months will make winning companies that are addressing these concerns proactively and earning our trust.
Quantum computing: This is a type of non-classical computing that operates in the quantum state of subatomic particles that represent information as elements called quantum bits (qubits). A definition that allows such machines to excel in addressing more difficult problems for a usual approach or those where traditional algorithms would spend a much longer time to find a solution.
Having presented these ten technological trends, we can only wait to see how 2019 will evolve. Will they continue to be a trend in 2020 as well?