Emerging Technologies in 2021
The Covid-19 crisis has driven change in an important and unexpected way. A growing number of organizations in all sectors are accelerating their transformation efforts not only to make their operations more agile and efficient, but to respond to customer demands and expectations.
These are some of the examples of the technologies that are becoming stronger in the wake of the pandemic:
- Large investment in drug development with advanced Covid-19 testing and vaccine development.
Covid-19 has revolutionized the pharmaceutical industry, has made many companies want to invest in the sector and has also accelerated drug testing faster and easier.
- Extension of remote work and videoconferencing.
This area has seen rapid growth during the pandemic and will likely continue to grow in 2021.
A clear example of Zoom, which went from being a startup in 2011 to going public in 2019, became a household name during the pandemic. Other tools also offer state-of-the-art video conferencing systems, making it easy to remotely work around the world.
Many new companies are emerging in the telecommuting industry, providing platforms that also help distributed teams keep track of shared learning and documentation.
- Contactless delivery and shipping.
The United States has seen a 20% increase in preference for contactless operations.
China is not the only country looking to push robotic deliveries into its next phase. American startups are tackling this problem using applications based on robotics and artificial intelligence.
-Development of 5G infrastructure, new applications and utilities.
Demand for higher speed internet and a shift towards well-connected homes, smart cities, and autonomous mobility have driven the advancement of 5G-6G internet technology.
This technology, in turn, will promote smart city projects around the world and support the autonomous mobility sector.
-AI, robotics, IoT and industrial automation are growing rapidly.
We are seeing high demand and rapid growth for artificial intelligence and industrial automation technology. As manufacturing and supply chains become fully functional again, labor shortages will become a serious problem. Automation, with the help of artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Things, will be a key alternative solution for operational manufacturing.
All these technologies either with the impulse of the covid or not are growing and implanting in our lives. Hopefully they help us in our day to day.