In the following article, we have compiled some of the most interesting and potentially revolutionary technological innovations currently being researched or developed.
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What is the latest technology?
Here are some of the latest technologies for 2019 and beyond. The list is not exhaustive and there is no specific order.
1. The age of AI is coming, well, it is coming!
In the past few years, artificial intelligence has been at the receiving end of large-scale financial investments. According to Forbes, 80% of companies are now investing or planning to expand AI investments, if any.
The influx of large amounts of money has led to some major innovations in deep learning. With this cash, many technologists believe that artificial intelligence will truly "maturize" in the next few years.
2. The internet is at lightning speed
Increasingly fast internet connection needs have indeed driven the technology. Businesses and private users are constantly demanding faster response times, and the industry is responding.
The lightning-fast Internet speed is just around the corner, and it will be transformative for many aspects of our lives. If it does, it will increase worker efficiency and provide reliable communication tools for companies that rely on remote workers.
This is where 5G could change the world as we did with the "regular" Internet decades ago. Of course, that didn't kill us all first.
3. Smart technologies that enrich lives will change the home
More and more of our lives are being integrated with smart technology. Our home is no exception.
The need for better smart appliances and home entertainment systems is changing the way we socialize. For better or worse, today is just the tip of the iceberg.
4. Agile robots may appear soon
If their working environment changes little outside of pre-programmed procedures, the entire production line will come to a halt. Here, increasing the flexibility of robots offers incredible opportunities for more flexible automation.
Although robots can be programmed to figure out how to master things by "observing" something in the future, current research is trying to make them learn how to do this through trial and error.
One example is a project called Dactyl, which teaches itself a way to flip toys with its "fingers."
5. Brain-computer interface is almost here
Innovative products such as Elon Musk's Neuralink may make mice and keyboards obsolete in the future. Work in this area is continuing and hopefully will allow us to control computers by thinking alone.
We will let you decide if this will revolutionize your work and daily life.
6. Swallowing medical equipment is coming
Small devices that can be swallowed are currently being developed to capture images of your guts without anesthesia. They can even be used for babies and children.
Once fully developed, these small medical devices will revolutionize the way medical professionals diagnose and monitor some very serious diseases. This is a very powerful tool for diseases like cancer and bowel diseases such as environmental bowel dysfunction.
7.Customized cancer vaccine may soon become a reality
Due to scientific developments such as the Human Genome Project, personalized medicine and vaccines may be just around the corner. One interesting application is the possibility of developing personalized cancer vaccines.
This may sound far-fetched, but hope that medical experts will train your immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells as soon as possible. If this is achieved, cancer may be a thing of the past.
8. Do you like beefless burgers?
Someone tells us that meat is a vital part of a healthy diet, but it has one small problem-animals need to die. It is constantly evolving to provide the world with animal-free food.
Whether laboratory-grown, 3D-printed, or plant-grown, alternative foods can provide the same nutritional value as proper meat, which will soon become a reality. It will also provide a means for humanity to greatly reduce our collective appetite for the impact of meat on the planet.
9. The sewer is coming to an end (hopefully)
"Eco-friendly" toilets that do not require a sewer system and can process waste on-site are making progress. Not only will this be revolutionary for the cities of the future, but it will also bring much-needed sanitation to many of the world's regions that currently lack such "luxury" facilities.
The philanthropist Bill Gates hosted a competition called "Reinventing the Toilet Challenge" to find a suitable, viable prototype. In fact, many opinions are promising. Once self-contained, the self-waste metabolism system will make humans and the environment better.
10. GAN-Generation Adversarial Network
GAN (that is, adversarial generative network) is one of the latest developments in neural networks and may be the future. This type of machine learning was invented by Ian Goodfellow, which basically solves the problem by setting two neural networks opposite each other.
Given a set starting condition, the two networks compete in a sum game that is usually non-zero to find a solution. Someone described these as "the coolest ideas in machine learning in the last two decades"
Applications of this technology include generating artificial images, modeling things, improving computer games, and more.