Top 5 Technology Trends in 2020

Understand the trends of technology predicted for the next year

With ever-changing technology around us it is important to keep an eye on what’s coming up in the future.  In this report, we are sharing our picked top technology trends in 2020. 

1. 5G Data Networks

5G will be the fastest cellular internet launched which gives the fastest streaming and downloads. In 2020 it is expected to blossom, with increased and improved coverage, which means that more people will shift towards the usage of 5G. The increased speed will lead to mobile data being more efficient then the wired networks running in our homes and businesses. The increase in bandwidth will also help the robots, machines and autonomous vehicles to store, collect and transfer data at a fast speed than before. 

The four major USA carriers i.e. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Spring, all have declared intentions to deploy 5G in 2019, beginning with major metropolitan areas like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. T-Mobile says a nationwide network will launch in 2020, reported by CNBC and CNET. On July 31, Atlanta became the first city to have it available on all of them.

Huawei introduces 5G supported smartphone

2.  AI-as-a-service

Most companies are working on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to satisfy their customers and improve the customer experience. Also, use it to further simplify their business operations. These companies are aiming to showcase their research, complex algorithms and solutions for new businesses and startups to use as a service.

READ ALSO: AI-based health startup Healx raises $56M

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and other large companies are already offering machine learning solutions and training materials as a service.  Here is the list of Google AI and machine learning products. IBM is leading the race for some time now with its flagship IBM Watson product. Amazon Sagemaker is there on AWS for all the data you have gathered from your app or website to manipulate with AI.


In 2020 we will witness expansion in the adoption and a growing number of providers who will offer more customized applications and services for special or specific tasks.

IBM Waston competing with a human ‘Ken’. Credits: Getty

3. Self Driving

Self-driving is risky. The work on self-driving cars has been going on for a long time. Everyone is looking forward to the day when these cars will launch. According to Tesla chief Elon Musk, his company is expected to create the right “complete” autonomous vehicle this year. Along with the vehicles, those are capable of functioning with less autonomy, like brakes and changing lanes will increase in numbers too. Trucking and shipping are also expected to be autonomous, the work and research done on these are expected to make more headlines in 2020.

READ: Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ feature may get early-access release by the end of 2019 (The Verge)

Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II in Hawthorne, California, U.S., August 27, 2017. Credites: Reuters/Mike Blake

4. Personalized and predictive medicine

Changes and innovations in healthcare technology are at an accelerating rate.  The use of data-driven understanding can help the doctors better understand which treatment works well for each patient that gives it more personalize and precise treatment. So, 2020 will show us the new applications of predictive healthcare and also the introduction of more personalized and effective treatments, which will make sure that the treatment, gives the best result to each patient. 

NewScientist has reported that the National Health Service (NHS) has agreed to share medical data with Google for the next five years. It includes sensitive records of patients. The data will be used by Google and DeepMind, another company acquired by Alphabet.

5. Computer Vision

Computer Vision is helping through our daily lives as it identifies different objects such as places, objects, items even people by using visual images, which are collected by a camera or a sensor. It’s the same technology being used in our smartphones for Facial Recognition, AR apps and as well as our day to day Google Image Search.

Apple demonstrating ARKit, a computer-vision based AR framework.

In 2020 we will witness many tools that will be using computer vision with new smartphones getting more and better cameras like iPhone 11 Pro by Apple. This system is vital for autonomous cars to operate as well as can be used in production areas, healthcare and security purposes. Recently, Umbo raises $8 million for AI-powered video security using Computer Vision.

So these are all the top trends that we can expect in 2020. Let’s see which of these will affect the way we work and make an impact on our lives!

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