As 2016 draws to a close, it is time to climb the mountain and consult the oracle and see which the tech trends for are going to be hot in 2017. Every year brings with it new trends and innovations and 2017 will be no different. Whether you’re a manager of your department or an entrepreneur preparing to launch your dream or a diligent asset of your company then you should stay abreast of the upcoming tech trends and the impact these trends would have on your project and business in future.

In this article, we take a look at some of the biggest tech trends that will create huge waves in the digital landscape in 2017.

  • Artificial Intelligence Will Take Over

Gartner ranks Artificial intelligence(AI) and machine learning at the top of its list of technology trends for 2017 and rightly so. AI has come a long way from being algorithms to automate tasks to the broader framework that could replicate human thinking capabilities.

The fact that Amazon and Google have already introduced voice AIs for our home and with Mark Zuckerberg recently announcing his personal AI assistant that plays a couple of pretty neat tricks speaks volumes about the potential of employing AI out of your homes and into the way we do business: letting the AI schedule production, inventory management, etc. Despite all the negativity surrounding AI, it could prove to be a game-changer come 2017.

David Cearley, Vice President, and Fellow in Gartner research sums it brilliantly, “Applied AI and advanced machine learning give rise to a spectrum of intelligent implementations, including physical devices (robots, autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics) as well as apps and services (virtual personal assistants, smart advisors).

  • Welcome to Internet of Things

The year 2017 will be the year when internet of things will take off, especially in the developed world. The concept of smart homes will see the light of the day. The glimpses of that are visible especially with Amazon Echo and Google Home already competing to make our homes smarter than before the future looks brighter for smart homes and many daily-use objects becoming part of the IoT universe.

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