Technology trends that are taking the front row in 2018

Technology Trends – You may be a staunch tech fanatic, an indifferent consumer, you are always after the latest devices, or you always look forward to the latest tech developments and trends.

These new trends and technologies can be used to improve communication, better connect with our audiences, and they have the capacity to improve how we live and socialize with each other.

Here are the biggest tech trends of 2018, and how our lives will be affected by them.

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1. Seamless conversation.

Voice search was decent, but unreliable some years ago. Today, voice search is next to being flawless. The latest test done by Microsoft scored its voice recognition software a 5.1 percent error rate. This means that it is better at speech recognition than human transcribers. In the same vein, chatbots and robotic speech are growing in sophistication. With these improvement cycles continuing, we will probably see the solidification or manifestation of error-free conversation. Humans will be able to communicate with devices both ways, without any mistakes or major hiccups.

2. Digital centralization.

In the last decade, there has been an influx of different kinds of devices, including tablets, smart TVs, smartphones, and lots of other “smart” appliances. We now rely heavily on many individual apps in our everyday lives, both for navigation and also for changing the temperature of our homes. Consumers are craving for centralization, which is an easy way to manage everything from fewer devices.

3. 5G Technology Trends.

Although technological innovations many times do not take place the way we think, there is a possibility that by the end of 2019, there could be a 5G network —with 5G phones. 5G networks have the likelihood of being 10 times faster than 4G networks, thus making it better than many internet services for homes. It has the potential to change how consumers use the internet and also change the paradigm of developers towards applications and streaming content. In 2018, there will be massive preparation for consumers, engineers, and developers as they prepare for a new generation of internet technology.

4. Artificial intelligence (AI):

Artificial Intelligence is starting to feature in almost all new app, platform, or device, and this trend is only going to increase in 2018. By the end of 2018, AI will become much more of a mainstay in every kind of technology.

5. Data overload.

Every company in the world has now realized the great power of consumer data; hence, the collection of data will become a much higher priority. With many consumers communicating with smart speakers all through the day, and depending on digital devices for many of their routine tasks, corporate establishments will soon have access and begin to use practically limitless amounts of personal data. The implication of this include more personalized ads, reduced privacy, and possibly more useful outcomes like better predictive procedures in healthcare.

6. White collar automation.

Artificial Intelligence  or Technology Trends have advanced to the point of replacing some white collar jobs. With sufficient inputs of data, there are algorithms that could write basic news articles.

In 2018 and beyond, we expect to see more heavy automation, and we will have to have our careers modified accordingly.

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Chris Wick is Chief Editor with over 17 years experience on the Information Highway, Chris loves to contribute to this website as well as numerous others with ALL types of interesting subjects from Politics, Sports, Cooking to Conspiracy Theory, as you can see, he can't sit still in one place... Oh, and he loves coffee!