Bernard Marr, Contributor
As a futurist, every year, I look ahead and predict the key tech trends that will shape the next few months. There are so many innovations and breakthroughs happening right now, and I can't wait to see how they help to transform business and society in 2022.
Let’s take a look at my list of key tech trends that everyone should be ready for, starting today.
#1: Computing Power
Computing power will continue to explode in 2022. We now have considerably better cloud infrastructure, and many businesses are re-platforming to the cloud.
We are also seeing a push towards better networks – 5G is being rolled out, and 6G is on the horizon. That means even more power in our phones, in our cars, and in our wearable devices.
#2: Smarter Devices
Growing computer power is enabling us to create smarter devices. We now have intelligent televisions, autonomous cars, and more intelligent robots that can work alongside humans to complete more tasks.
In 2022, we’ll see continued momentum for this smart device explosion, including the introduction of intelligent home robots.
#3 Quantum Computing
The trend of quantum computing — the processing of information that is represented by special quantum states – enables machines to handle information in a fundamentally different way from traditional computers. Quantum computingwill potentially give us computing power that is a trillion times more powerful than what we get from today’s advanced supercomputers.
I predict that in 2022, quantum computers could fundamentally change how we approach problems like logistics, portfolio management, and drug innovations.
Data is a key enabler for all of these trends. All of the digitization in our world today means we have enormous amounts of data available, and data has now become the number one business asset for every organization. We can use data to better understand our customers, research key trends, and get insight into what’s working inside our organizations.
#5 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Organizations and researchers are now using all their data and computing power to provide advanced AI capabilities to the world.
One of the key trends in the AI world is machine vision. We now have computers that can see and recognize objects on a video or photograph. Language processing is also making big advances, so machines can understand our voices and speak back to us.
Low-code orno-code will also be a huge trend this year. We will be able to build our AI using drag-and-drop graphical interfaces, so we can develop extraordinary applications without being limited by our coding skills.