Technology is evolving faster than ever, and the year 2023 will see an unprecedented revolution in artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality (XR), cybersecurity, datafication, and quantum computing. Here are a few updates on how the future may look like with the changes in IT.
Artificial Intelligence (AI):
AI is a broad term encompassing machine learning, natural language processing, and robotics. It has the potential to revolutionize, in particular, the healthcare, finance and transportation sectors. In the coming years, AI can also help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat patients. We will also witness driverless cars becoming more popular in the wake of AI advancement.
Since the release of ChatGPT, online search methods are already changing. We are sure to see conversational search drawing more attention than ever. It is the first time since Google became a mainstream search engine in the early 2000s that people are heavily drifting towards another search engine. The later versions of ChatGPT may even understand and provide answers for video content.
Extended Reality (XR):
Extended Reality (XR) creates a digital environment that seamlessly blends with the real world to create real-like experiences. It includes immersive technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR). In 2023, XR will continue to advance and transform different industries like entertainment, education, and healthcare by enhancing realism. Users are expected to interact with digital content in ways that seemed impractical before. With the advancement in optics and display technology, we can expect higher-resolution displays in entertainment and gaming. In future, AR-enabled books can display 3D models of studies helping students to interact and explore. And MR surgical planning can also radically change the healthcare sector.
Since the interconnectedness in our physical and digital lives is increasing by the day, cyber threats continue to grow too. Looking ahead to 2023, the landscape of cybersecurity will transition to password-less logins with enhanced authentication methods. Major tech companies like Microsoft and Google have already started offering password-less logins to users, and the trend is likely to grow. The transitions will be slow, but more organizations will adopt it for user protection. To stay ahead of threats, businesses and governments, may invest in AI-based threat detection and blockchain-based data encryption.
Datafication involves collecting data from different sources to enhance decision-making and reduce business risks. It enables the development of predictive analytics models to provide real-time information, which helps businesses plan future strategies. In 2023, more and more businesses can embrace data-driven decision-making, and the demand for IT professionals with expertise in data analytics may automatically grow.
Quantum computing is a comparatively new technology and has not advanced much due to lack of the right talent. But in times ahead, the technology will rapidly evolve, and the use of quantum computers will be more mainstream. Consequently, we will access benefits like solving complex problems beyond the capabilities of traditional computers. In 2023, we can also expect to learn about more benefits to accrue by investing in cloud based quantum computing.