The impact of technology in our lives today cannot be undermined. In the past, to make a telephone call, one was required to use a telephone in the house. Alternatively, one had to visit a telephone booth. Nowadays, the trend has however changed. Owning a mobile cell phone is now normal. There are other numerous technological advancements that have occurred in recent times. Technology plays a significant role in our day to day lives. It has simplified people’s lives to a great extent. The good thing about technology is that it keeps improving. As we usher in the New Year, we expect further technological improvements. Therefore, in 2018, there are many technological advancements that are expected to be rolled out. The following are some of the new tech solutions that everyone should expect in 2018:
- Artificial Intelligence Permeation
Artificial Intelligence is the ability of computer systems to execute roles that typically require human intelligence. Such tasks include visual perception, speech recognition, languages translation and decision making. In 2018 we expect AI to be even better. AI is expected to be incorporated into more systems and platforms. Expect to find AI in apps and devices that in the past couldn’t host the system. Many developers have applied AI as a core component of mobile application development tools. The diverse use of AI is expected to simplify many computer tasks. It will be now possible to use AI in simple devices such as cell phones.
- Digital centralization
In the recent years, we have witnessed the entry of many new devices into the market. In the past, devices were bulky and with minimal storage capacities. However, this has really changed and today people are more affectionate towards smart devices that are portable. With smartphones, it is possible to perform tasks that were hitherto limited to computers. Also, many applications have been developed in recent times. The primary aim of this is to centralize all operations. In 2018, expect more inventions that will enhance further digital centralization. This means that more new devices with fantastic features will be released.
- 5G network
The internet speed is also expected to be better than in the past years. In 2018, we expect 5G network and 5G enabled devices to be introduced. This network is expected to be about ten times faster than the 4G network. This network will significantly improve internet access to an enormous extent. The 5G network may prove to be the most significant technological improvement of 2018.
- Data Overload
In previous years, data overload has been a significant problem for many institutions and businesses. In 2018, expect this to be solved to a greater extent. Companies will have access to more personal data. There will be systems in place to control this data such that data smog will not occur. The massive data access is expected to bring positive effects to companies and many business institutions. With increased access to personal data, companies will be able to use personalized ads. This will enhance consumer response unlike in the past times where consumers were bulked with all forms of advertisements.
- White Collars Automation
In the New Year, we expect many inventions. This means that all sectors will be influenced by the technological advancements. Office work will also be affected to some extent. So in 2018, expect more automation of tasks that were formerly manual. New algorithms that perform human functions will be developed. The aim of this is to improve speed and effectiveness in service delivery. Automation will also decrease the production costs in many industries.
- Seamless Conversations
In the recent years, robotic speech recognition was better than human transcribers. Robotic speeches and chatbots are expected to be even more advanced in 2018. This means that communication will be significantly improved. In 2018, expect to experience an almost seamless conversation with the latest advancements.
- UI Overhauls
The user interfaces of devices are also likely to improve significantly. Today with smart speakers and voice searches, it is possible to input data without clicking on the device’s buttons. Better UI are expected to be introduced in 2018.
These new tech solutions may not be introduced at the same time. However, by the end of the year, it is expected that the technology sector will witness many major advancements. Any consumer should therefore be ready to adopt the new tech solutions. Technology will continue making life better and more comfortable.
Author Bio: Jeremy is a tech and business writer from Simi Valley, CA. He’s worked for Adobe, Google, and himself. He lives for success stories, and hopes to be one someday.