BLDG25 regularly works on projects that are on the cutting edge of emerging tech. Our team stays on top of tech trends and is constantly learning new and innovative ways to solve our client’s big business problems. Here’s what we see coming up in 2020 as the technology field continues to change.
Plenty of developers are looking at how they can use AI to change their users’ experience. While build-your-own-AI is expensive and expertise-intensive, AIaaS will provide mechanisms to simply feed in data and pay for algorithms/cloud as needed. With AIaaS, AI technology advances can be scaled to specialized verticals. 2020 will bring wider adoption and an increase in developers who will offer tailored applications and services for specialized tasks.
Blockchain provides an encrypted and decentralized digital ledger to record secure transactions. Despite current scaling concerns, 2020 is going to continue to see further adoption/expansion of its use in different markets outside of cryptocurrency, including the healthcare, agricultural, and retail industries.
As the new “great equalizer,” 5G is expanding in 2020 with affordable data plans and improved coverage. These incredibly fast data networks will not only allow people to stream movies and music at a higher quality, but the increased speeds will mean that mobile networks will become even faster than current wired networks. The increased bandwidth will enable machines, robots, and autonomous vehicles to collect and transfer more data faster and more efficiently, leading to advances in IoT technology and usage.
The healthcare industry is quickly being transformed by bioinformatics which allows wearable devices to gather personal data and improve our ability to predict and treat health issues even before symptoms are experienced. Treatment will see “precision medicine” that allows doctors to base prescriptions and treatments on a data-driven understanding of each individual patient.
Augmented/virtual reality technologies have been around for a while in the world of entertainment, but mixed reality, in which users can interact with digital objects placed in the real world via an AR device, is a growing extension of AR. The wealth of possibilities offered by these technologies will make them become increasingly prevalent in training and simulation. AR/VR/+ will continue to develop and be adopted with great potential in 2020.