In the age of the Trump presidency it seems the concepts of fake news and counterfeit reality are finding their way into mainstream consciousness, and we soon won’t believe our eyes and ears when it comes to what we see and hear in the media. Gartner predicts that by 2020 AI driven counterfeit reality/fake content will have outpaced any ability to detect it, and by 2022 we’ll consume more fake news than real. What role will AI have in creating and detecting fake content, and what will be the impact of our growing media distrust?
It seems just as we’re getting used to apps in our daily lives, their time in the limelight will be cut short by the rise of the bots. Chatbots will be the face and voice of AI and will transform how apps are built and how we interact with technology.
Google will eat itself: it seems the giants of IT will have become so powerful and ubiquitous by 2020 that one of their only routes to growth and innovation will be to self-disrupt, like Apple did when it replaced the iPod with the iPhone. So look to Google to be a leader in visual and voice search to meet its own objectives and keep the consumer masses engaged.
Fears that AI and automation will decimate the jobs market are unfounded according to Gartner, who identify a net gain of 500,000 jobs from the technology, with 1.8M jobs eliminated but 2.3M created. The analyst suggests people will be out of middle-skilled roles, but more jobs will be added at the highly skilled top-end and in entry-level roles.
These are just some of the predictions for future IT suggested by Gartner and expanded on elsewhere. Take a look at what’s on the technology horizon and what will impact how we live and work.