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12 Dominant Tech Trends in 2018

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

Deep learning is a form of machine learning that can predict outcomes, learn, and identify patterns in unstructured data.

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.

12. Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology deals with matter within the dimensions of 1-100 nanometers.