Businessman Robert Deignan is an expert when it comes to the technology industry. He is a co-founder of Florida-based ATS Digital Services and its CEO. He has been in the technology industry for the past 25 years and has been a top executive at three separate firms including iS3. He recently wrote about five broad technology trends he sees currently developing.
He sees big growth in artificial intelligence and it being used in practical ways. According to Robert Deignan AI was created way back in 1950. In the intervening years, further development of this type of technology was sporadic but it has been really gaining steam this decade. He says the infrastructure is now much vaster because far more data can be stored than in years past.
Robert Deignan has also been following voice recognition software. This is an increasingly common way to interface with a device. You can talk to the device, it will interpret your question, and provide you with an answer to your query. He expects this technology to be used in even more ways in the future.
5G is the next version of mobile networks. It will provide amazingly fast internet speeds for mobile devices. Robert Deignan says that this technology makes exchanging information between devices and towers far more efficient. a device on a 5G network will be able to process data somewhere between 10 and 100 times faster than 4G technology.
He also sees transportation being transformed by automation. Driverless cars are becoming increasingly viable as a technology. Robert Deignan says that driverless cars will become a service rather than something you go out and purchase. It’s going to a company like Uber that owns the cars and consumers just rent them for trips.
The last big technology trend he sees is virtual reality digitization. He says people will be able to shop online while still getting the in-store experience with this technology. In the years ahead consumers will be able to look at, touch, and smell what they want to buy online just like they were at the mall.