3 AI Trends to look for in 2021
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most helpful technological advances we’ve seen in a long time. There are countless case uses that help everyone, including business owners and developers, reach their goals, and help the community. Every industry imaginable, including healthcare, has benefited from machine learning, data management, and other AI aspects.
Every year, we see plenty of exciting pushes that lead to new breakthroughs and possibilities with AI. The end of the year is approaching fast, so we want to take a look ahead. Understanding how this technology will advance in the coming years can enable us to make smarter decisions when creating websites, building a company, or relaxing at home.
Today, we are going to explore 3 of the biggest AI trends to look for in 2021.
Ready? Let’s get started.
The Expansion of IoT
At this point, it’s safe to say that most of us use products within the Internet of Things (IoT) in our day to day lives. IoT represents products loaded with software, sensors, and AI technology that serve a specific purpose.
Everything from smart home security devices to smart sensor tennis racquets count as IoT devices. We expect to see plenty more of these devices come out in the future, including newer models to IoT devices we already use.
Polls suggest that smart speakers may be one of the most popular IoT devices on the market. A whopping 72% of people who’ve invested in a smart speaker said it had become a part of their daily routine. In other words, people are attracted to the idea of smart speakers, so look out for plenty of new and exciting devices from Amazon, Google, and many other companies.
One more thing worth noting: It’s estimated that by 2025, there will be 75 billion IoT devices globally. When you consider that we had 7 billion devices in 2018 and nearly 30 billion in 2019, this does not seem like much of a stretch.
More Data-Driven Decisions
We are starting to see a steady increase in AI’s ability to handle data. At this point, some doctors are using AI to help diagnose specific illnesses with 90-97% accuracy. The programs can determine things like the flu by measuring the information of individuals against a much larger, evolving data set to make a diagnosis.
Businesses are also using big data to fuel their success. Marketing has shifted drastically from single item purchases to a subscription and tier-based system. This trend is particularly common if you look at SaaS companies.
They design tiered systems that encourage users to get the product that fits their needs. The reason this is possible is due to the data they gather across various marketing platforms using AI. This trend is becoming so common that many predict by the end of 2020; 80% of new and existing vendors will use subscription models.
Data will be used to make more informed marketing decisions, but the sky is the limit when it comes to data to solve problems in 2021. Prepare to see more professionals across all industries use data to improve workflow and save time.
An Emphasis on Cybersecurity
There’s no question that the big topic of 2020, COVID-19, will significantly impact cybersecurity development. Many companies didn’t anticipate seeing so many remote employees at once, or ever. Simultaneously, some of these new remote workers don’t have a firm grasp on the importance of cybersecurity.
When you consider that 43% of all cyberattacks are directed at small businesses, there’s clearly a market for stronger, smarter cybersecurity products.
Business owners and developers are trying to find ways to share information, collaborate on a sometimes massive scale, and complete all their projects on time. One cyberattack can completely derail that plan.
In response to this need, people are experimenting with the limitations of AI in cybersecurity, and the hiring rates reflect how quickly they are trying to accelerate the process. A recent study showed that the demand for a global security workforce is up a whopping
Truthfully, we could go on forever talking about the AI trends that will make significant breakthroughs in 2021. There’s no doubt that things like facial recognition and responsive environments will see plenty of advancements next year.
When it comes down to it, the possibilities indeed are endless. As we discover new ways to use AI and machine learning to improve our lives, expect to see someone working behind the latest discovery to make it even better.
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