On July 12, Forrester revealed the top 12 emerging tech trends that business leaders should consider adopting in 2018.
1. Computer vision
Computer vision is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can analyze an image (or other content) and determine its subject matter.
2. Deep learning
3. Natural language generation
Natural language generation implements machine learning, rules, and templates through AI to understand and imitate language verbally and through text.
4. Businesswide networking fabric
This enables businesses the opportunity to weave network hardware, software, and other services that interconnect users, data, and applications together based on business policies.
5. Distributed ledger technology
Distributed ledger technology, like blockchain, is a software architecture for collaboration based on shared and distributed data across organization boundaries.
6. Edge computing
Edge computing gives businesses the option to distribute application data and services where they can best optimize outcomes in a growing set of connected assets. This converges hardware and software onto smaller servers and devices, creating a more connected work environment.
7. Quantum computing
Quantum computing solves the issues that presumably no human can solve, including building more advanced machine learning applications.
8. Serverless computing
Serverless computing removes developers from the cloud infrastructure and supports the deployment of business logic presumably at lower costs.
9. Additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing creates products designed with software and fabricated by 3D-printing machines.
10. Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality
11. Digital twin
This is a model that uses both physical and digital data to represent a single thing’s state and performance in its field.
Nanotechnology deals with matter within the dimensions of 1-100 nanometers.