As we regularly report, new technologies keep emerging and growing. For example, last month we looked at the increasing availability of charging devices for electric vehicles. Today, we consider several strategic technology predictions for 2019.
Gartner’s Strategic Technology Predictions for 2019
Gartner is a well-respected research/consulting firm. And it recently predicted 10 technology trends for 2019.
“Although science fiction may depict AI robots as the bad guys, some tech giants now employ them for security. For instance, think about firms like Microsoft and Uber. They use Knightscope K5 robots to patrol parking lots. As well as large outdoor areas to predict and prevent crime. The robots can read license plates, report suspicious activity, and collect data for their owners. These AI-driven robots are just one example of ‘autonomous things.’ And this is part of the Gartner Top 10 strategic technologies for 2019. With the potential to drive significant disruption and deliver opportunity over the next five years.”
“‘The future will be characterized by smart devices delivering more insightful digital services everywhere.’ David Cearley, a Gartner vice-president, said this at Gartner 2018 Symposium/ITxpo in Florida. As a result, ‘we call this the intelligent digital mesh.'”
In fact, the intelligent digital mesh comprises three main topics. “(1) Intelligent: How AI is in virtually every existing technology. And it is creating entirely new categories. (2) Digital: This entails blending digital and physical worlds to create an immersive world. (3) Mesh: This exploits connections between expanding sets of people, businesses, devices, content, and services.”
Now, review the infographic below. It shows all of Gartner’s 10 projected trends for 2019. And by intelligent, digital, and mesh categories.
After looking at the graphic, click on the video summary.