Huawei recently completed and published its Global Industry Vision (GIV) report, which looks at trends within the technology space and identifies the ones that it believes could have the most significant impact.
This particular report has predicted the 10 megatrends that will form a part of everyday life from a tech perspective in 2025.
“Drawing from Huawei’s own quantitative data and real-world use cases of how intelligent technology is permeating every industry, this year’s report identifies 10 megatrends currently shaping how we live and work. GIV also predicts technology trends up until 2025, including 5G coverage, AI deployment, home robot adoption, and smart assistant use rates,” the firm explained about the report.
“We should set our sights beyond what we see now and look to the future, shifting from innovation to invention. We’re seeing rapid changes to life, work, and society as every industry adopts AI, 5G, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies,” says Kevin Zhang, CMO of Huawei ICT Infrastructure.
“Huawei is committed to building digital platforms, user experiences, and intelligent technology that power ubiquitous connectivity in every scenario,” he adds.
So what are the trends that Huawei’s data is pointing to?
The first has to deal with bots, with the firm noting that advances in material science, perceptual AI, and network technologies powering the uptake of robotics in a variety of household and consumer scenarios. To that end GIV predicts a 14 percent global penetration rate for home robots in 2025.
Next is the convergence of 5G, VR/AR, machine learning, and other emerging technologies will us see beyond normal physical elements like distance, distortion, surface, and history. This super sight as Huawei calls it would open up new avenues for people and businesses, with GIV predicting that the percentage of companies using AR/VR will increase to 10 percent.
The third megatrend is called zero-search. As data-driven and sensor-equipped appliances and devices begin anticipating our needs, information will find us instead of vice versa. As such future searches will be button-free according to Huawei, with personalised social networks being created effortlessly. The report predicts that 90 percent of smart device owners will use intelligent personal assistants over the next six years.
The fourth trend deals with transport and tailored streets. This is described as an intelligent transport system that will connect people, vehicles, and infrastructure, with the aim of creating zero congestion, rapid emergency response, and other functions. This will be driven by Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology, which GIV predicts to be on as many as 15 percent of vehicles in 2025.
Bots come up once again as a megatrend, but this time it’s how they will positively effect safety and productivity. Huawei says robots are already transforming many industries, including smart automation when it comes to taking on hazardous, repetitive, and high-precision tasks. To that end GIV predicts that there will be 103 robots for every 10 000 employees.
Sixth on GIV’s megatrends list is augmented creativity. With more services and applications moving to the cloud, Huawei explains that cloud AI will cut the cost and barrier of entry to scientific experimentation, innovation and art. This would in turn open up a goldmine of creative potential, with 97 percent of large companies predicted to have deployed AI in 2025.
Another AI-based megatrend is frictionless communication. Here AI and big data analytics will create seamless communication between companies and customers in order to break down language barriers, according to the GIV report. The result is that enterprises will fully use of 86 percent of the data that is produced.
Eighth on the megartrends list is a symbiotic economy, according to GIV. This will result from a push towards greater collaboration enabled by adopting digital tech and smart applications on unified access platforms. These highly productive ecosystems are predicted to result in 85 percent of business applications being cloud-based.
5G, it is expected to see a significant rollout over the next six years, with it being billed as an enabler of a myriad tech solutions and services. To that end GIV predicts that 58 percent of the world’s population will have access to 5G in 2025.
Global digital governance. Here the GIV report points to the need to balance the vast amounts of data that is being continually created, with proper governance to ensure rights are not infringed upon. This as the report predicts the annual volume of global data will reach 180 zetabytes.[Image – Photo by Drew Graham on Unsplash]