From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition, emotion recognition and robots, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways. AI is being woven into almost every emerging technology on the near and long-term horizon, but along with incredible increases in productivity there are ways that AI can be manipulated by bad actors. And, AI – along with robots – will have an immense impact on the jobs market. As such, understanding the many aspects of AI is fundamental to anticipating your customer’s future needs.
One of the new ways we’re seeing technologies being brought to market is the “As a Service” model, where everything from “Robots as a Service” to BioTech as a Service” will start to become commonplace. And, concepts such as quantum entanglement will move out of research labs into commercial products – including quantum-based blockchain applications.
As we continue to embrace the ever-expanding myriad of emerging technologies, security and privacy will increasingly become a Board level issue. With the recent introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies around the world will need to pay close attention to the way that data is collected, stored and used.
And, technological change won’t just impact our business world, it also has the potential to fundamentally change what it means to be human. In this speech, Shara shares insights into the technologies we may very well integrate into our own bodies.
We’re living in exciting times! The things that we do right now will shape human society for decades, if not centuries to come.