Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, Siri—what’s in store for voice assistants, and how does this tech contribute to the Internet of Skills?
2020 starts a brand-new decade. What legacy will it leave? What will the history books say about the 2020s and the mark these years make on society, on the planet?
AI (artificial intelligence) is a collection of technologies that can enable a system to sense, comprehend, act, and learn. These technologies are empowering professionals to better make sense of the vast amounts of digital data that are collected by modern information systems.
As robots become cheaper and more capable, they’re moving from their traditional roles on factory floors into new industries. Collaborative robots or “cobots” too are being integrated into more types of environments and performing more varied tasks—from stocking shelves and assisting factory workers to performing services in the home.
The future for data centers looks bright. In the U.S. alone, the data center market is expected to reach about $10 billion by 2023, while the global data center market could reach $174 billion by 2023, according to intelligence and advisory firm Arizton.
Artificial intelligence can out-poker-face the best human poker players in the world; it has the potential to revolutionize surgery by allowing surgeons to do their work remotely, and it may help scientists predict the probability of life on other planets.
The workplace of tomorrow will look vastly different from the workplace of today. For instance, in the future, workplaces won’t be defined by a physical location. The latest generation of cellular mobile communications, 5G, will help us get there. 5G’s defining characteristics, like high-data rates and low latencies, will unlock new applications for the workplace that were simply not possible in the past.
Cities are changing. According to the UN (United Nations), 68% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050, compared to 55% today. What’s more, the UN expects the global population to skyrocket in the next few decades, potentially adding 2.5 billion more people to urban areas by 2050.
Automation’s impact on the job market has been and will continue to be significant, to say the least. Forrester Research calls automation central to the next phase of digital transformation, because it’s driving value in terms of faster product delivery, better product quality and higher dependability, and more personalization and convenience.