Technology is now central to every industry — from healthcare to food production to fashion. The year 2018 will be remembered as the year that AI hit the mainstream, but in 2019 and beyond it’s going to be absolutely everywhere. Here are the top tech trends that will shape industries in 2019.
What is AI?
According to the Oxford Dictionary “AI is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” However, AI is rapidly evolving, as is the understanding and definition of the term.
2019 will be the year we see new use cases emerge as AI creates new possibilities for personalization, monitoring, and marketing. It will also create new challenges around how to regulate data and access. No one will be surprised to hear that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are likely to remain hot topics – the disruptive nature of tech means it’s likely we will get a few surprises.
Artificial intelligence everywhere
This is because hardware and software developers have passed the trial period. They’ve experimented to see where AI fits, and where it can deliver the biggest improvements in customer experience and productivity improvements. In many cases, we won’t even know it’s there. As machine learning services work quietly in their clouds, managing everything from power networks to distribution logistics and financial transactions. In other cases, it will be highly visible – as our smartphones, home assistants, kitchen gadgets and cars put increasingly sophisticated tools at our fingertips.
The AI we interact with day-to-day – whether it is Google search engines, Netflix recommendation engines or assistants like Alexa or Siri – will become increasingly ubiquitous as well as useful, as breakthroughs in deep learning and reinforcement learning lead to more capable and reliable services.