We can take a measured, logical approach when it comes to foreseeing how certain trends in technology usage and innovation will continue to transform not only business but also the way we live.
In fact, some of the changes we can expect to see in the near future are so obvious, other magazines and news articles have spotted them too.
Here’s a selection of just a few of these revelatory commentaries.
Forbes, Gil Press
Emerging technologies are high-risk technologies…warns Forrester…as the potential areas for AI malfunction and harm will multiply: The spread of deepfakes, incorrect use of facial recognition, and over-personalization. By 2021, predicts IDC, 15% of customer experience applications will be continuously hyper personalized by combining a variety of data and newer reinforcement learning algorithms.
Accentuating the positive, Forrester is nevertheless confident that “these imbroglios won’t slow AI adoption plans next year. Instead, they will highlight the importance of designing, testing, and deploying responsible AI systems — with sound AI governance that considers bias, fairness, transparency, explainability, and accountability.”
IDC predicts that by 2022, possibly as a result of a few high-profile PR disasters, over 70% of G2000 companies will have formal programs to monitor their ‘digital trustworthiness’ as digital trust becomes a critical corporate asset.
Techfunnel, Danni White
Increasing use of augmented reality, or AR.
Like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality has been around for a while, but it has yet to be fully utilized in connection with video games. The wild success of Pokémon Go only gave us a hint of the potential that this future video game technology has in store. Augmented reality can be used with gaming apps through smartphones as in the case of Pokémon Go, or it may be used with virtual reality/augmented reality headsets and future game consoles. Another future video game technology augmented reality can be used with is through a wearable device such as a smartwatch or Google Glass.
Tekkibytes, Soumik Ghosh
Internet will be free for everyone:
Internet is really the key driver these days. We can’t think much without it. But it is also a reality that despite its huge popularity, it isn’t free for everyone yet, even though there is a constant competition going on to bring down the expense on internet. According to The Economic Times, 46.8 per cent of the total global population has the internet reach.
Attempts like Facebook’s Free Basics has been made. It didn’t work for now, but there is a very strong possibility that internet will be free for everyone in the near future.
CIOs must evolve to lead successfully during the digital era
It’s a new world, one in which the “I” in CIO is no longer just about “information,” but also about innovation, ideation, investment and social interactions. CIOs require renewed strategic wherewithal to:
• Apply artificial intelligence to drive workload transformation within the IT organization and the business.
• Drive relevancy by building collaboration within and beyond traditional dimensions.
• Construct secure infrastructures that protect resources and assets.
• Broker new ideas, anticipating future events and acting with agility.
“Automation, AI, and robotics move deeper into the organisation, closer to the customer, and, more profoundly, into the very makeup and operations of the company”
Of course, we’re all aware of the vast array of Technology Energy that’s becoming increasingly available. But as the Forrester Report explains, there’s also Consumer Energy to take into account. For instance, consumers are becoming ever-more values-based, constructing personal ecosystems and forcing firms to take sides on social issues.
Even Security Energy will have profound consequences. For industrial and nation-state cyber risks are surging and, in some cases, merging.