Source | LinkedIn : By Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi
It is clear and evident that robotics, Machine Learning (ML) and AI is starting to dominate the enterprise, service providers and consumer worlds for decades to come and like industrial revolution in the 50s, we are entering to perhaps another major showdown for use of technology using Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with massive amount of sensors for years to come and I predict number of sensors in entire world economy will exceed 1T by end of 2030 time-frame and this will generate level of innovation and growth in enterprises, consumers and governments which we had not seen except for industrial revolution in 20th century.
World domination of sensors will begin and creates the fastest and best world economy on the planet for decades to come with applications in so many verticals it would be amazing to ride such train to see how the world will change, of course for better and provide massive quality of life for every individual on our planet. In addition, robotics driven by AI will be key drivers on how likely to shape the development of technology in the planning horizon of next 3 years and predicting what can be delivered beyond 2020 is honestly a bit tricky even though I can see the full impact even a century from now but I rather focus on what we have on our hand and get the basics right rather than bunch of ideas that may not end up to deliver the promise of both AI and robotics across the global markets.
In my mind, I can see even 10 verticals that one can drive which will be compensated by both AI and robotics in years to come and simple example of this is smart cars of today to smart interstellar transportation of next century. These top 10 verticals for next few decades are:
- BIOLOGY & MEDICINE
- BUSINESS & POLITICS
- COMPUTERS & INTERNET
- ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
- HOME & LESIURE
- NANO-TECHNOLOGY – WEARABLES
- NEW LAWS OF PHSYICS – Grand Unified Theory
- SOCIETY & DEMOGRAPHICS
- SPACE EXPLORATION BEYOND SOLAR SYSTEM
- TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE
In my opinion, technological development in artificial intelligence, computer vision, navigation, Sensory Based Technologies, and semiconductor technologies continue to drive innovation in the capability, performance, autonomy, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness of industrial and service robots. The below top 10 predictions and major robotics trends will ultimately set to present both opportunities and challenges to IT leaders during next 3 years. In essence, we are at inflection point of AI and Robotics finally though there are still lot of doubters but I do believe these predictions will come true in very near future.