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Technology is constantly evolving at such a rapid rate that's it's difficult to keep up. The top tech trends are always changing as new software, hardware, and apps are introduced.
However, as we make our way into this new year, it's important to know which tech trends are likely to take off in 2018. Which types of technology should you be investing your time and money in?
From artificial intelligence to 3D printing, read on to discover the top tech trends to be on the look out for in 2018.
The term "artificial intelligence" has been around for roughly six decades. However, its development has seen a significant boom in recent years. That will continue in 2018.
Many experts are calling the current development of artificial intelligence an "AI arms race."
With the recent success of projects like Google Brain, 2018 will see more organizations than ever before pouring money into AI advancements, specifically the training of AI without human data.
Thanks to smartphones and other handheld electronic devices, people are constantly messaging their friends, listening to music, and using apps. All of these practices have led to a massive boom in data usage in recent years.
Roughly every minute on the internet, there are 900,000 logins to Facebook, 450,000 tweets produced, 156 million emails sent, and 15 million texts messaged.
Essentially, the world at large is doubling the amount of data it creates about every two years. Look for this trend to continue in 2018.
Smartphones and tablets have changed the way we interact with technology. No longer are people tied down to computer screens and keyboards.
Even look at gaming systems like the Nintendo Switch. They let users play video games with the same high-quality graphics on the go as they would on their televisions.
Experts expect this trend to continue to evolve in the coming years with voice searches. Thanks to services like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant, voice searches are predicted to make up 50% of all searches by 2020.
3D printing was technically created in the 1980s. However, it has only received more mainstream notoriety in recent years. That notoriety is due in large part to 3D printing's variety and versatility.
The additive manufacturing of 3D printing is unlike traditional manufacturing. It allows for a wide range of materials to be used, from plastic to metal to even human tissue.
3D printing can also create more complicated and complex shapes using less material.
The whole process allows for greater customization. It is also more cost-effective for manufacturers. This makes 3D printing an even more attractive practice in 2018.
It is not guaranteed that these trends will take off in 2018 as greatly as everyone hopes. However, they are definitely the best bets in the technology world right now.
Given the history of these practices and their planned development this year, it's important to keep them in mind moving forward.
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