Emerging technologies will ‘blur lines’ between humans and machines
Business and technology leaders are faced with rapidly accelerating technology innovation as emerging technologies like artificial intelligence blur the lines between humans and machines, according to a newly published global report.
According to global analyst firm Gartner, the accelerating tech innovation will profoundly affect the way business and technology leaders engage with their workforce, collaborate with their partners, and create products and services for their customers.
“CIOs and technology leaders should always be scanning the market along with assessing and piloting emerging technologies to identify new business opportunities with high impact potential and strategic relevance for their business,” says Mike Walker, research vice-president at Gartner.
The 35 “must-watch” technologies represented on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 report revealed five distinct emerging technology trends that the analyst firm says will blur the lines between humans and machines.
“Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, play a critical role in enabling companies to be ubiquitous, always available, and connected to business ecosystems to survive in the near future,” Gartner notes.
And Gartner says the Hype Cycle specifically focuses on the set of technologies that is showing promise in delivering a high degree of competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years.
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