7 Technology Trends for 2019

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The Top 7 Technology Trends for 2019

My latest article:

As the year comes to an end, it is time to look ahead to see what the next year will bring us. Now for the 7th year in a row, I offer you my two cents on the most important technology trends for 2019 to help you, and your business, prepare for the next year. As we approach the end of the second decade of this millennium, technology is evolving faster than ever before. These exponential times will have a profound effect on what it means to be human and how we manage organisations and societies. 2019 will be a year in which technology will increase its grip on society and where competition among countries over AI and quantum supremacy will intensify. That is why I would like to call 2019 the Year of Truth. Have a look at the seven technology trends that will dominate 2019.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. AI to replace your psychiatrist.

Stanford University created a new machine learning model that uses facial recognition, voice recognition as well as speech recognition to detect whether you are depressed. The AI was accurate 80% of the time, so if you are a psychiatrist, it might be time to start looking for a new job. (TR)

2. Amazon missed its delivery deadline for delivery drones.

Amazon has been working long and hard on developing delivery drones, but now it missed its own delivery deadline, most likely due to safety and regulatory issues and not so much, technical issues. Bezos predicted five years ago that Amazon would use delivery drones, but people are still waiting. (AP)

3. Celebrity ICO endorsements can bite you.

The SEC has fined boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled for promoting ICOs while not disclosing that they were sponsored. The SEC stated that “celebrities and others […] have to disclose the nature, source, and amount of any compensation paid, directly or indirectly, by the company in exchange for the endorsement.” Otherwise, promoting the ICO may be illegal. (Quartz)


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