12 Technology Predictions for 2019

  1. Technology breakthroughs will give AI access to much more data than it ever has before, marking the beginning of an AI lifecycle that will span 50-75 years.
  2. Cyber Security solutions with machine learning features (AI) will become the norm.
  3. Big Data scientists employed by larger online vendors and social media sites will perfect methods to use data collected from social media as a way to improve revenue streams.
  4. IoT will expand into health care and disrupt traditional healthcare methods for diagnosing, testing, and monitoring patients. These disruptive technologies will come in many forms, including pills, miniature monitoring devices, wearable devices, smart clothing, and implants.
  5. Personal assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa will expand beyond the home while keeping you connected to everything in your home.
  6. New smart home appliances will become the norm. Until now, only certain models of home appliances were able to connect to the internet, however we should see most new models coming out this year and, in the future, to offer smart home technology capabilities. Smart appliances still have a way to go before they compete with the likes of Bissell vacuum cleaners.
  7. Image recognition technology will be introduced into many schools as a way to prevent a would-be Active Shooter from completing his/her objectives.
  8. Chatbots will expand into the fast food industry, reducing the employees required to operate a restaurant, and eliminating many jobs for those who work in this industry.
  9. Traditional help desk solutions for IT will eliminate almost all front-line calls by using chatbots and self-service portals with advanced searching capabilities along with AI technology
  10. 5G will become the new standard for mobile devices.
  11. We will see most car manufacturers announce new electric car offerings in an effort to compete with Tesla. Remember how the iPhone changed the cell phone? We will see Tesla’s competitors realize that Tesla’s car is the car of the future, making Tesla’s impact to the automobile market similar to the iPhone’s impact on the cell phone market 10 years ago.
  12. Advancements made in image recognition technology will introduce a new line of apps that will recognize when someone is telling the truth or telling a lie with much greater accuracy, which could open the door for a reliable lie detector app for the phone. A tool that will be helpful to law enforcement, yet problematic for many families.  -Something many people might coin as the “Cheater Detector”