The speed at which technology is changing is accelerating with hundreds of new tech innovations, devices, and applications. In 2015, new technologies and innovations will hit the market in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, Internet of Things, 3-D printing and more. These technologies have already started to be integrated into our society, changing the way we organize our work process, drive our cars, operate our homes, and do our job. With new innovations in the near future, you’d better keep an eye on these areas in the upcoming year. Check the blog post below to find out what tech trends could have the biggest impact in 2015.
Big Data gets to work
In 2010 Eric Schmidt (Google’s Executive Chairman) said that the world could generate 5 exabytes of data every year. It seems like this number has doubled by now.
Today we are not just generating the data; we’re also capturing it through web sites and mobile applications. Next year some enterprise companies, like Intel and IBM, will turn this data into powerful decision-making tools. IBM in particular will further develop its supercomputer, Watson, and introduce cognitive computing for every industry. Intel has kept working on building a platform for companies to bring Big Data processing inside. Instead of making business decisions based on market trends and customer interests, companies will rely on hard numbers to not only develop their existing products, but to also introduce now ones.
All Big Data is leading to a revolution in artificial intelligence. Software and hardware that can think are on the horizon.
Probably, you’ve heard about Skype Translator – a real-time bidirectional translation service that does not require you to speak a foreign language. Right now Microsoft is working on a new feature of Skype Translator that can even mimic the tone of speech so it makes sense in another language.
Last year the first computer program completed the Turing test. This tests a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. This means that humanity is on its way to building human-like thought process that is implemented into hardware.
Also, Google is working of a project studying how human neurons work in silicon and code. As a result, we could see some really interesting changes in Google services.
Raise of robots use
“In 2015, we’re going to see more, a lot more robots moving around”, said MIT Professor Sangabae Kim.
Robots will have more impact on manufacturing in 2015. Right now most factory robots are working in highly-controlled environments, with humans a safe distance away. Factories will continue to look at how smarter and safer robots can assist workers.
Amazon is among the leading positions of using robots in the working processes. The Robo-Stow robotic arms pick things from shelves, and the mobile Kiva robots move things over the factory floor and deliver them to workers.
Personal robots, like Jibo and Pepper may finally appear in consumer homes in 2015. Such companies, like iRobot, will focus more on teaching robots how to move and work just as well as humans.
Better batteries and more wireless charging
Some big companies, like Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, and AMD are working on building more-efficient lithium-ion batteries.
New chemical sciences could make for some great improvements in battery life in 2015. Some reports include information that scientists are developing a technology that could lead to cheaper, more stable, and more powerful mobile battery power.
While we wait for better batteries to appear, wireless charging will definitely grow. Some mobile phones already have wireless-charging technology inside. More wireless charging gadgets, stations, and counters could lead to breakthroughs in battery life in 2015.
Flexible displays have been discussed for years. Such displays have already been presented into the consumer electronics market. Samsung and LG have led the way and have presented their flexible displays during tech conferences over the past year.
Some unique product developments in flexible displays could be noticed in 2015 and such displays could enter the consumer market. For an end user, flexible displays can have several benefits, as a plastic-based display could be substantially lighter and thinner than products using glass-based displays. Also, flexible displays provide more durability as compared to traditional glass displays.
Flexible display technology is not going to be used only in smartphones. This technology will definitely appear in other gadgets, like tablets, notebooks, TVs, and watches.
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