The technology trends of 2017 were big and impactful, with artificial intelligence (AI) topping the charts, along with on-demand workforce platforms and designing for the human experience. In 2018, technology is set to shift an even bigger focus on the internet of things (IoT), AI and machine learning.
1. Intelligent Apps
There are many social media channels these days, and I foresee an increase in apps that will make it easy to repurpose content across multiple platforms. In 2017, we have already seen many apps perfect the photo editing process with filters and sophisticated features. In 2018, I think video editing will become a lot easier through the phone, simplifying the process of creating advanced videos.
2. The Internet of Things
The internet of things can be found in almost any industry now; everything is becoming “smart.” Whether you’re in your car, at home, in the office or shopping, you’re likely interacting with smart technology. I believe this trend will continue to become more pervasive in 2018 as the proven technology moves from popular segments, like the home, into other areas.
Machine learning has been getting into all technologies. Apple also launched machine learning for iOS apps. All platforms are adding it to make life and software more intelligent and advanced. It will take over mindless, repetitive and time-consuming tasks. It can make drivers better drivers, doctors better doctors and students better educated. We will not be able to avoid it in 2018.