Global Tech Trends for 2017: Telenor Research
2016 gave a major breakthrough to important technologies that totally changed our lifestyle. Virtual reality made a huge comeback in 2016 and the advancement of VR is even getting better every day. AI based assistants stepped out of the smartphones, reaching out our homes via smart home technologies.
We can bet on 2017 to be the year of Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the mainstream. Telenor Group’s Research arm on Tuesday published the global Tech Trends advancing this year.
“In 2016, we pointed major developing tech trends and forecasted that these would grab the global attraction during the year. IoT is on our tech list for 2017, but we also predict that social media fatigue could appear, chatbots would be trending, 5G will be in the demos and test installations before the standard is set, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a hot topic,” Bjorn Taale Sandberg, Head of Telenor Research said.
Tech Trends for 2017 were analyzed through observations, patterns and in-depth research by Telenor’s scientists in expert areas. The way Telenor predicts, there are 5 major tech trend making the most substantial impact this year. So, if you’re planning to start a venture, you can make a pretty good bet by overviewing these sectors. And if you own a similar startup, make a proper strategy to reach your target market.
Keeping AI Ethical
Apps using AI-based technology are surging nowadays. It will soon complicate to differentiate a ‘dumb’ AI service, one that doesn’t fit in according to your preferences or prioritizing the specific need in which the service is used. For now, it stays a hurdle to explain why AI systems recommend you their context. Keeping AI Ethical in terms of customer needs and transparency is the only way for the advancement of technology.
Social Media, A Cause of Fatigue?
As fake news, politically propagated posts, and more friends stir over the social media, most of the users are starting to ignore the never ending social internet life, taking long holidays with much-prolonged log off modes.
Rise for IoT
Internet of Things (IoT) provides services like sensor technologies to radically new models. The main concept behind IoT is all these technologies working in concert for people in industry, businesses or at home. 2017 would be a landmark of innovations within IoT ecosystem. It will totally reshape the way consumers, businesses and governments interact within the physical world across various sectors, such as connected home, manufacturing, utilities, transportation and agriculture.
This year the users might be able to chat with a robot. In 2017, we will see a rapid advancement with chatbots being able to carry out an interactive conversation. Chatbots will be introduced to interact with humans to serve them online.
2017 will be the year for testing 5G services. This year, major telecommunication companies will be claiming to launch a pilot phase as a step towards 5G’s commercial launch. Some of them will stick to the enhancement of technology while others will shift their focus on system aspects for vertical eco-system and the development of new markets offered by 5G services. That might include sectors such as automotive, healthcare and energy.