Technology is now evolving at such a fast pace that predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they even go live as a blog post or article. We are getting closer to reaching the halfway mark in 2019 and so much has already happened in the world of technology. As a specialist recruitment agency, specialising in technology and it’s surrounding field, we try to keep up to date with new tech trends as they come.
Just like every year, people have tried to predict trends which will be coming our way. Today we want to talk about current trends and see if any have met the predictions from the beginning of this year.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Let's start with the big one everyone is talking about. AI is definitely nothing new in the technology world. Artificial Intelligence has been around since 1956, but the changes and evolution of it are what’s trending at the moment in the world of tech. It’s no wonder that AI is such a hot topic, after all, we all use it, whether it’s our satnavs, smartphone personal assistants such as Siri or even home assistance such as Amazon Echo. Artificial Intelligence is all around us and it's only getting bigger and better. Definitely looking forward to the future of AI.
Let’s talk mobile network! Staying connected is super important, not only for personal use but also for businesses. End of last year the new 5G mobile network rumours escaped into the world and we can’t stop hearing about it. It was said that we are to expect the 5th generation of mobile network to start rolling in, at some point in 2019. Well, 2019 is here so where is the 5G everyone is so excited for? UK’s top mobile network brands such as EE, Vodafone, Three and o2 have officially confirmed 5G launch … when? “At some point in 2019”, “In the second half of 2019”, “during 2019” and so on … No one has given an exact date yet so we're all playing the waiting game.
Internet of Things
You may have heard of the Internet of things or IoT. Many things are built with WiFi connectivity. This means devices such as phones, radios, alarms and other things can connect to the internet and each other. Home appliances, cars and toys are only some of the things were starting to hear about. Very similar to AI, IoT has been around for a while but we are only starting to see it develop. The number of IoT devices reached 8.4 billion in 2017 is and expected to reach 30 billion devices by 2020. Definitely, something to look forward to, what is the next step for IoT devices?
As a recruitment agency specialising in technology and it's surrounding fields, we try to keep up to date with tech trends. We want to have all the right knowledge to find you the right job and future career. For advice and job opportunities contact one of our recruitment specialists today.