Emerging Technologies are one of those things that never seems to slow down, constantly changing at a rapid pace making our day to day lives easier and enabling rapid progression in areas we thought once was impossible to reach.
It’s not just technology trends that are changing in 2021 but rather top technologies that are already established rapidly evolving into bigger and better things. This is due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are going through. COVID-19 pandemic has also shown IT experts that their role will not remain the same in a contactless world in the future.
In the current day and age of IT, it’s evident that staff must rapidly learn and grow their knowledge; otherwise, they risk having outdated knowledge.
What does this mean for the general public or IT industry workers? It means that we must change and update our knowledge to suit the newly emerging technological changes we are faced with.
Making the most of the pandemic’s isolation period is crucial, ensuring you are updated with the ten emerging hot technologies in 2021. We have created a list in this article of 10 to check out to keep ahead of the curve.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a few years but continues to thrive under new updated systems and definitions. Soon, artificial intelligence will be one of the most crucial aspects of modern technology.
Artificial intelligence has quickly grown, helping us work, navigate, recognize speech, and become our assistants from the comfort of our own space and within reach, in our mobiles and devices.
Since its introduction to the market, AI has grown rapidly, being deployed and developed in more advanced settings like banking, robot monitoring, data science, and automation. A definite to check out in 2021.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Similar to artificial intelligence, robotic process automation is another technology-based development that automates tasks. RPA uses software to automate business tasks like processing transactions, dealing with data, and even becoming chat personnel or automating emails. RPA has easily become one of the most used IT industry tools, assisting and completing tasks once done manually.
A new trend that is emerging in 2021, based on cloud computing, is edge computing. The adoption of such systems helps migrate data for a business directly to a low-cost system, making any business or company scalable.
The way edge computing will develop further is by using the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The way edge computing is designed is by solving problems to bypass latency caused by cloud computing and cloud servers bypassing data center for processing. A trend that is set to explode in 2021 & 2022.
A trend that was started a few years ago is blockchain. Many people associate it with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin but don’t realize that blockchains offer security in the IT industry like no other. Blockchain is essentially the process of adding data but not being able to take data or change it in any way once uploaded. This is used primarily in transactions due to its safe and secure methods.
Internet of Things (IoT)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the rise of the technology innovation called the d Internet of Things. This innovation is the future of living as it connects home appliances, cars, and other devices through the internet via a safe and secure gateway to us.
We can unlock and lock doors, access automotive, and much more without touching a single item. Simply download the application that the appliance uses and use it via the internet to unlock or use the device. It’s not yet 100% certain what the full capabilities of IoT are, but one thing is for sure, in 2021, we will see a considerable advancement of IoT.
The newest standard in connectivity technology is here, with the latest 5G network being rolled out worldwide. 5G enables us to do more with our devices and integrates IoT to its full extent. Where 3G & 4G provided faster internet capabilities with increased bandwidths and upload/download speeds, 5G will further revolutionize this.
It’s expected that 5G will impact augmented & virtual reality to create more immersive devices and applications along with improved traffic management, grid controls, retail control, safety, and possible health/medical benefits.
Cybersecurity has been around since the first implementation of the internet and may not seem like emerging technology, but you would be wrong if you didn’t believe it wasn’t. Cybersecurity is constantly evolving, with newer and stronger threats being developed daily.
Every year cybersecurity will become more evolved and more emerging as it goes. Remember, the threats don’t stop just because newer technologies are emerging.
A new form of computing and technology is quantum computing. This trend is involved with preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the pandemic we are currently in by helping governments develop vaccines by simply querying, monitoring, and analyzing data that is found via research teams. Another place quantum computing has found is in the financial sector, where it helps detect fraud and loss risks.
Machine learning is claimed to be the next big thing next to artificial intelligence. Both AI and machine learning work hand in hand to help automate tasks. This is done because AI builds the foundation of computers to promote self-learning and machine learning supplies the applications that help predict and learn data.
This is evident in the navigation and weather sectors used to predict a weather forecast and navigation where it shows alternate routes to your intended destination.
The ten emerging technologies listed in this article will not only emerge but will evolve and be implemented into sectors not quite developed yet.
This will help produce better applications, make our lives more comfortable, and provide entertainment or interactions unlike any other we have experienced.
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