2020 - When the world experiences transformative changes in how technology affects our lives. Here is a look at the best technology trends that will affect us.
Trend 1: The moment the AI breakthrough in manufacturing
Artificial intelligence is now a part of everyday life, driven by the advent of a device ecosystem including Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. In 2020, emotion recognition and computer vision will increase and AI will have a moment of industrialization.
The United States begins acting, similar, and Osaro stands out in using AI technologies to manufacture. Kindred technology is used to automate part of the distribution for apparel brands like GAP. Vicarius attracts investments from Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk.
Trend 2: Practical deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things is hot, but there aren't as many mainstream apps out there today as some expected. We expect that with 5G, the number of connected devices and mainstream IoT applications will reach a wide range.
Amazon recently launched Amazon Go, a system that uses IoT and automatic vision technologies to enable consumers to shop without manual logging out. Environments will use more sensors and vision technologies, enabling more scalable Internet of Things solutions. Standard startups Cognition (US), Accel Robotics (US), Trigo (Israel), Grabango (US), and AiFi (US) provide similar services like Amazon Go.
Trend 3: Increased demand for advanced computing processing power
2020 will see the need for higher performance from advanced computing devices because better sensors and bigger AI models are now enabling a wide range of new applications. There is an increasing need to infer more data and then make decisions without sending data to the cloud.
Startups SambaNova (US), Graphcore (UK), Cerebral (US), Wave Computing (US), and Syntiant (US) have developed structures to address growing demand. High-performance artificial intelligence chips, known as nerve-shaped chips or brain chips, mimic the brain's structure and address higher artificial intelligence algorithms.
Trend 4: The widespread use of quantum computing
We expect the 2020 era of quantum computing to begin. As data increases, quantum computing will target the industry's biggest problems, such as healthcare and energy. In 2020, the ability to handle big data will be needed for cancer treatment, nuclear energy control,
and DNA analysis. IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Alibaba have moved to quantum computing.
Rigetti (US), D-Wave Systems (Canada), and QC Ware (US) are disrupting quantum computing. Technology will grow with greater ease of use with platforms such as Amazon Web Services by mid-2020.
Trend 5: Evolution of airspace technologies
Mankind will begin returning to space in 2020, driven largely by the private sector. Since the Cold War, technological progress has slowed. Notable companies making progress in space include SpaceX and Blue Origin.
SpaceX is developing a Starship missile that will fully reuse the chassis. The spacecraft may shorten intercontinental flights to 20-30 minutes through space. In China, government and private enterprises (Example: LinkSpace) are making progress in space.
Trend 6: A New Era of the Internet - 5G and Starlink broadband Internet technology deployment
The 5G contest between the U.S. and China entered the main stage in 2020. There will be new competition over who can push 5G faster into the comprehensive use of consumers. Another hot topic is the Starlink Broadband activity planned by SpaceX.
Until 2020, up to 2,500 satellites will be launched. This marks a new era of broadband Internet for some North American users. Starlink's broadband Internet system will grow with 12,000 satellites until 2023, followed by the addition of 30,000 satellites. SpaceX offers high-speed internet from 2020.
Trend 7: Health Care Evolution - Genome Prediction
Under the topic of prevention, digital healthcare has seen a lot of innovation. In the U.S., startups 23andMe and Color take a role in genome analysis, while Genesis Healthcare is emerging in Japan and Genoplan in Korea. These companies use genetic analysis to find diseases and provide prevention methods.
The development of AI will improve the quality of treatment. In 2020, many medical images captured using MRI, CT, and X-rays will be diagnosed using artificial intelligence. The startups Enlitic and Zebra Medical Vision stand out as leaders.
Trend 8: Evolution in Agriculture - Efficient Crop Growing Technology
In agriculture, companies that offer products using computer vision, artificial intelligence, and big data stand out. In 2020, it will become common to monitor crop growth by seeing the computer Ceres Imaging (United States), Taranis (Israel), Farms (United States).