In the previous year alone, the integration of multiple emerging technologies has sped up; the threshold of AI development continued lowering, and industrial intelligence led the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution.
Following these seeds deeply buried in the soil of science and technology in 2019, we can blueprint the standpoint of what's to come in 2020, where science and technology will, in any case, be a quintessential function of society and the key to our understanding of the future.
Today, we are releasing our prediction of the 6 major scientific and technological trends in 2020.
Trend 1: AI technology will be industrialized with large-scale production. In 2020, there will be many "AI factories".
The increasingly mature AI technology and all types of associated business solutions are quickly entering the stage of "industrialization." With the continuous investment worldwide technology giants pumped into AI technology, there will be many factories of AI models and data emerging in 2020, facilitating AI technology and associated commercial solutions on a large scale to update industries.
Trend 2: 2020 will be a basic year for the large-scale implementation of AI chips
In recent years, AI chips have gradually reached a usable state, and 2020 will be a basic year for the large-scale implementation of AI chips. AI chips on the edge will be more minimal effort, specialized, and seamlessly integrated into downstream solutions. At the same time, the neural processing unit (NPU) will become the essential module of the next-generation edge-based general-purpose CPU chips.
Trend 3: AutoML, automatic machine learning, will greatly lower the threshold of machine learning
AutoML will be able to integrate the iterative process in traditional machine learning and fabricate an automatic process. Researchers only need to input meta-knowledge, (for example, convolution operations, problem descriptions, etc.), the algorithm can automatically select the appropriate data, optimize the model structure and configuration, train the model, and deploy it on different devices.
Trend 4: The Internet of Things (IoT) will breakthrough through three directions: limit, dimension, and scenario.
With the development of 5G and edge computing, computing power won't be limited to distributed computing centers, expanding to everything and building a distributed computing platform. At the same time, the insight into time and space, the two most important dimensions of the physical world, will become the essential capabilities of the new-generation IoT platforms.
Trend 5: Blockchain technology will be integrated into more scenarios in a more down to business manner.
With the in-depth integration of blockchain technology with AI, huge data, IoT, and edge computing, the problems concerning the online and offline mapping of data and assets will be solved one by one.
Trend 6: Quantum computing will usher in a new round of explosive growth, injecting new essentialness into AI and distributed computing.
With the successful demonstration of quantum hegemony, quantum computing will usher in a new round of explosive growth in 2020. In terms of quantum hardware, the performance of programmable medium-sized loud quantum devices will be further improved and have the capacity of error correction. Quantum algorithms with certain viable value will be able to run on them, and the application of quantum artificial intelligence will be greatly developed.
So, these were some of the top tech trends of 2020 that you can see in the next few months. Hopefully, this informative post has helped you.