Learn how converging technologies will create new ecosystems that impact your business
AI is already entrenched in our everyday lives and is increasingly shaping much of what we do. AI is transforming industries like Finance, Insurance, Retail, Entertainment, Healthcare, and more. In the last decade we have seen the emergence of a new kind of company, one that is architected from the beginning to operate in a digital operating model, leveraging networks, large amounts of data and AI algorithms.
Networks & Blockchain
A vast infrastructure of fiberoptic cables, wireless towers and satellites connect an estimated 5 billion people. The rest of the world’s population is expected to join the conversation in the next 5 years. 5G technologies promise to completely alter the connectivity landscape by offering much faster speeds. Blockchain is a distributed technology that allows the effective authentication and securitization of transactions that run on a network.
Biotechnology is advancing our ability to eliminate diseases that until recently seemed incurable. Biotechnology also promises the development of healthier foods that are more efficient to produce and environmentally sustainable.
Materials are the raw ingredients that go into products. Materials are easily taken for granted because most people don’t have a good grasp on the intricate work that goes into creating the materials that are used in today’s products. Behind the scenes, material science has enabled the creation and affordability of the everyday items we consume today.
Quantum computing offers a new paradigm where instead of the classical binary state represented by a bit, a multistate qubit, achieved via “superposition” in extremely cold temperatures provides an extraordinary level of computing power. Quantum computers could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, materials science and much more.
3D printing is a fabrication technique for building three-dimensional structures based on digital characterization of objects. The fabrication is achieved by adding layers of material until the final object is created, a technique called additive manufacturing. 3D printing technology is disrupting supply chains, manufacturing, transportation and warehouses.
Robots are increasingly becoming ingrained in all aspects of life. Factories across the globe use robots to manufacture all kinds of products, from automotive to electronics. They are also being used in warehouses to sort, pick, and stack units. Today, the use of robots is focused on repetitive jobs, or those that are dangerous or dirty. Tomorrow, robots will be used in a much wider range of jobs from surgery to everyday maintenance and customer service.