Top 5 Technology Trends that Will Dominate 2018

Posted by Orion Network Solutions on May 2nd, 2018

The previous year saw incredible advancements in many aspects of technology. Of particular interest are the AI personal assistant, connected living, and other such smart home systems that continue to make complete home automation within reach. While major strides in the smart home space are being made, increasing capabilities and adaptation, major leaps in industrial solutions have likewise been in motion, with Data as a Service being a huge theme for many industries. Conversations around are taking advantage of existing data increased in intensity, with more products that help generate and make sense of consumer data being developed. Still, there are many on-going themes in technology trends that dominate the market as we inch closer and closer towards what many are referring to as the modern Industrial Revolution. Below are some top tech trends that are set to shake things up in the coming months:

• Smarter AI – More examples of AI behaving in unexpected ways can be expected, along the lines of advanced algorithms such as Google Brain and other such systems that use advanced strategies, encryption methods, and their very own secret languages that are unlike anything seen before. AI is now becoming fundamentally different to typical human intelligence, hence the AI arms race coming are in full swing as more and more organizations and governments increase investments in developing smarter AI.

• More mature blockchain applications – As blockchain applications mature, so will smart contracts continue to take off, and ICOs continue to grow. As a result, there will also be more regulation in initial coin offerings as blockchains go from hype to legitimate drivers of innovative economic growth.

• New privacy solutions – The emergence of new and more advanced technologies also pose bigger and more massive amounts of threat to privacy and security. While these threats aren’t showing any signs of slowing down, more advanced security solutions and measures are set to be developed, including new methods in cryptography such as the ZKP or Zero Knowledge Proof, where ownership of knowledge can only ever be proven by revealing content of that particular knowledge.

• GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation – Another new approach to data ownership. The continuous development of GDPR will give control back to original creators or owners of data or content instead of the platforms where content was created.

• Edge computing – Technological developments are also advancing towards the Edge computing trend, which is set to help create a more rapid means of processing data that is much faster than the cloud.

About the Author:

Mike Rana is the Chief Technology Advisor of Orion Network Solutions. Orion Network Solutions specializes in providing Computer Installation, Maintenance, and Consulting services along with 24x7 help desk services for small and midsize companies. We provide network solutions that enable small businesses to not only lower their management cost but also increases employee productivity at the same low price. We offer network solution that becomes an integral part of your organization and can provide an increase in productivity of your organization.

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