The world is now in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution, with 2020 Technology Trends evolving and changing faster than ever before.
Individuals and companies that fail to keep up with major technological trends are at risk of getting left behind.
If you don’t want to be pushed to the back by your competitors, now is the perfect time for you to familiarize yourself with the anticipated technological trends this coming 2020.
5G Data Networks
Mobile internet connectivity’s 5th generation is set to give you ultra-fast upload and download speeds together with more stable connections. Although it was in 2019 when 5G mobile data networks were introduced for the very first time, these were still mostly expensive and just limited to function in major cities or confined areas.
It is likely that 2020 will be the year for 5G to start soaring to greater heights with better coverage and more affordable data plans so that more people can experience the difference.
AI-as-a-Service in 2020 Technology Trends
AI or artificial intelligence is among the most transformative technological evolutions to this day. Many companies are now exploring the use of AI to boost customer experience and streamline business operations.
The trend is going to continue well in 2020 and although people will become more used to working side by side with AIs, most businesses will still find it an expensive proposition to design and deploy their own AI-based systems.
This is why most AI applications are going to continue to be made through as-a-service platform providers. These will let businesses feed in their own data and pay for computing resources or algorithms as they are used.
For now, these platforms offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are still broad in scope with usually pricy custom-engineering needed to apply these to certain tasks required by the organization. 2020 will see bigger adoption and more providers that will likely start to provide more tailored services and applications for specialized or specific tasks.
It means that there are no excuses left for companies to ignore AI.
Blockchain technology still causes blank looks when mentioned to non-tech savvy companies and individuals. But, 2020 may finally become the year for this to change. Blockchain is basically a digital ledger for recording transactions yet secured because of the decentralized and encrypted nature. In 2019, there are commentators who argued that it was an overhyped technology that might not be useful at all.
However, the continued investments by IBM, Walmart, Mastercard, and FedEx in 2019 might likely start showing results in the real world. If its case is proven, this can quickly result in increased adoption among smaller players.
If things go according to plan, Facebook may also launch Libra in 2029, its very own blockchain-based cryptocurrency.
2019 has been a wonderful year of new discoveries and there are no signs that they will stop anytime soon. Make sure to gear up for 2020 Technology Trends by starting to look into these predicted trends today, and stay ahead of the game.