Top Tech Trends in 2022
2022 promises to bring a lot of technological discoveries. Without further ado, let's see which areas will be in priority this year:
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Low Code and No Code
The Internet of Things and Smart Home
The most promising trends of 2022 are AI and ML. These areas arouse strong and justified interest among both scientists and companies. And, of course, AI development is moving forward by leaps and bounds, machines are getting smarter every year. According to statistics, 35% of companies are already using AI in some form, and almost 85% are planning to implement it - mainly for routine daily tasks, which will help save time and significantly increase the productivity of employees and business.
This year, the focus will be on Natural Language Processing (NLP), on the introduction of AI in hyper-automation, as well as in the field of cybersecurity. Expected. that the largest number of startups and new developments will be associated with these areas.
Recently we wrote about no code and low code - rapidly gaining popularity types of web development that require minimal or even no code knowledge. According to a Gartner report, by 2024, 80% of the world's tech products and services will be created by non-IT professionals, and low-code platforms will take over the development of 65% of apps.
The new trend will also affect the creation of sites. In general, the fashion for low-code and no-code promises to touch many areas and niches. For example, this will clearly affect e-commerce: many online stores and marketplaces are already being created daily on ready-made site builders like Shopify, Wix, and WooCommerce. In the future, the number of such stores will only grow.
Low code and no code development are much more profitable in many ways. First of all, it saves time and money, allowing companies to meet growing customer needs in a timely manner and quickly respond to unforeseen scenarios. Therefore, the demand for low code/no code will only grow.
IoT continues to take over the world and gradually takes an important place not only in retail, healthcare, agriculture, etc. but also in the everyday life of ordinary people. It's everywhere, from home security cameras and smart bracelets to online shopping.
Smart Home is one of the special cases of using the Internet of Things and one of the hottest trends for the coming years. A report by Statista shows that by 2026, smart home technology will be used by 579.1 million households worldwide, and the number of users will reach 25.2% compared to 12.3% in 2021.
However, if earlier smart sockets, motion sensors, and climate control systems seemed to be something distant, now the need to combine all home devices into one system comes to the fore. The giants of the industry have already begun to actively work on this. For example, we already mentioned the new Matter standard, designed to combine smart devices from such large companies as Google, Apple, and Amazon into one ecosystem.
According to a report from telecommunications company Ericsson, 5G adoption is already happening faster than predicted. And mobile operators will continue to actively distribute the technology through new SIM cards, and users will continue to purchase devices with 5G support. By 2024, 5G subscriptions are expected to reach 1.9 billion (equivalent to 35% of global mobile traffic), and 5G network coverage will reach 45-65% of the world's population.
But the introduction of 5G networks is not limited to personal use. The technology will also be introduced in manufacturing industry, infrastructure, and smart cities.
The Metaverse is one of the top buzzwords of this year and possibly the decade. In a nutshell, it is a virtual world created by combining various technologies, including VR and AR. This is a new round of development of the Internet.
In fact, such a space does not yet exist. However, well-known companies are already betting on it. For example, Facebook, which recently renamed its ecosystem to Meta (and this is not even a hint, but a direct statement of its desire to quickly become part of this universe where people can work, play, learn, communicate and shop).
As confirmation of the formation of the metaverse, in 2022, cryptocurrency will begin to enter into everyday life, acquiring legal status. Since September 2021, the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is officially allowed as legal tender in the first country, El Salvador. And the central banks of Canada, the UK, and some European countries have come to consider the possibility of creating their own digital currencies.
Of course, there are still concerns about safety, but clear regulation and the introduction of rules of circulation can fix it.