Technology is constantly changing the world and AI, machine learning, and cybersecurity are all at the forefront and driving the change.
5G devices, AR and VR technology, robots, smart homes, wearables, and, of course, the blockchain, NFTs, and crypto all depend on AI, machine learning, and cybersecurity.
So what are the main trends and how will they affect tech?
AI and Machine Learning
AI and machine learning are now part of our everyday lives and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
5G devices make use of huge networks with massive amounts of network traffic. AI and machine learning are being used in said networks to optimise them as they face unparalleled challenges in terms of operation.
Industry and manufacturing are also leaning towards AI and machine learning with smart factories, testing, and production lines all utilising machine learning and AI in a greater capacity than they ever have done.
AI is also democratising and its widespread use is forcing us to deal with its ethics. As the technology progresses, there’ll be an awful lot of discussion around the value of AI, how it can be used fairly and transparently, and where the accountability lies when it goes wrong.
Generative AI also poses some ethical concerns. While this powerful technology has mainly been used to generate media and content, the question remains about how to use this technology ethically.
Keep an eye out for “Responsible AI” being bandied about a lot in the industry.
As networks get bigger and devices become more interconnected, security will naturally be an integral part of any digital revolution.
With new places being connected, we have new places to defend and while our computers were once the only places where cybersecurity was a concern, we now have to worry about our phones, watches, and even cars.
Modern vehicles equipped with WiFi and Bluetooth are at risk from hackers. There are concerns around vulnerabilities being exposed, taking control of the vehicles themselves, or even using devices like cameras and microphones to watch or listen in on drivers and passengers.
Expect the focus of the cybersecurity industry to shift towards areas at risk, like vehicles, mobile, and the cloud.