Latest Technologies & Inventions – At a Glance
Computers and software solutions that are one or two decades old may now be considered obsolete and outdated. This is because the world of computer science has been changing quite rapidly. What was considered to be the latest technology even around five years ago may now be becoming outdated. We will look at some of the latest technologies in 2018 as far as computers are concerned. We are sure it will be an eye opener especially for those who are stuck in a time warp and are still living in the world of 40 MB hard drives and floppy drives.
- Artificial Intelligence And Robotics
The Inventions in the robotics industry is well and truly taking off and taking off quite rapidly. It is now becoming extremely popular in the industry and the numbers speak for themselves. In 2017 there were around 347,000 industrial robots which were used. This is poised for a significant growth and the years 2018 to 2010 would in all probabilities see industrial robots growing at a scorching pace. In terms of numbers, it is expected that the number of robots being used in various industries is likely to grow from 347,000 to around 1.7 million by 2020. This is phenomenal and the good thing is that this is just the tip of the iceberg. As robots become smaller and begin to perform more tasks, there will be a more widespread use of this technology.
There are many companies and software solutions which are entering into this exciting field. Sofia is one such robot and it is creating ripples of excitement. In fact, it has been declared as a citizen of Saudi Arabia.
- Computer Aided Education
The use of computer software for the purpose of education and online training and even offline training is perhaps the next big change that is going to happen in the IT horizon. This is because there are some obvious benefits and advantages. This form of education removes the concept of time and distance and also geographical distances. It also could help a lot in providing personalized care and instructions to students. This will help students to learn at their own pace and at their own pace. Computer-aided education might still be in its nascent stage. As the world becomes more and more globalized, the trend towards computer-aided education will only get stronger in the year 2018 and years to come.
- Cyber Security
The growth story of cybersecurity is also something which cannot be ignored. It would be pertinent to mention here that in the USA alone the number of cybersecurity jobs grows by an astonishing 73% between 2007 and 2017. This compares very well with the overall growth of jobs in the IT sector, which is half around 37%. With new facilities being opened up on the internet and computers, the threats emanating from hackers is very real. Hence, companies big and small and even individuals are ready to invest money in securing their hardware, software resources form cyber crimes. They also go a long way in securing personal information, bank details, credit and debit card details, and so on. Therefore it is an area to watch out as far as growth prospects for 2018 and beyond is concerned.
Finally, we also need to understand the growing importance of bioinformatics. These could be useful for building a robust social security network and also could come in handy in the health and wellness industry. Hence the trend of linking big software companies with pharmaceutical industries and companies is becoming now quite common.