10 new tech trends and emerging technologies

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 25 Oct, 2023 06:00 | 4 mins read
Artificial intelligence. PHOTO/Lucidya.
Artificial intelligence. PHOTO/Lucidya.

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, making Information Technology professionals realise their role will not stay the same in the contactless world tomorrow. An IT professional should constantly be learning, unlearning and relearning, out of necessity, if not desire

1.Generative AI

Generative AI, a cutting-edge technology, has revolutionised various industries by enabling machines to create content that resembles human-generated work. It encompasses a wide range of applications, from text generation to image synthesis and even music composition. After mastering generative AI, individuals can pursue exciting job roles in fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, data science, and creative industries. The ever-expanding applications of generative AI promise a bright future for those who master this technology.

2.Computing Power

Computing Power has already established its place in the digital era, with almost every device and appliance being computerised. And it’s here for even more as data science experts have predicted that the computing infrastructure we are building right now will only evolve for the better in the coming years. At the same time, we have 5G already; gear up for an era of 6G with more power in our hands and devices surrounding us. Even better, computing power is generating more tech jobs in the industry but would require specialised qualifications for candidates to acquire. From data science to robotics and IT management, this field will power the largest percentage of employment in every country.

3.Smarter devices

AI has played an essential role in making our world smarter and smoother. It is not just simulating humans but going the extra mile to make our lives hassle-free and simpler. These smarter devices are here to stay, as data scientists are working on AI home robots, appliances, work devices, wearables, and so much more. Almost every job needs smart software applications to make our work life more manageable. Smarter devices are another addition to the IT industry that is of high requirement and demand as more companies transform into digital spaces.

4. Datafication

Datafication is simply transforming everything in our lives into devices or software powered by data. So, in short, datafication is the modification of human chores and tasks into data-driven technology. From our smartphones, industrial machines, and office applications to AI-powered appliances and everything else, data is here to stay for longer than we can ever remember. So, to keep our data stored correctly and securely and safely, it has become an in-demand specialisation in our economy. Datafication leads to a higher need for IT professionals, data scientists, engineers, technicians, managers, and so much more.

5.Artificial Intelligence

AI continues to be one of the new technology trends because of its notable effects on how we live, work and play are only in the early stages. AI is already known for its superiority in image and speech recognition, navigation apps, smartphone personal assistants, ride-sharing apps and so much more. Other than that, AI will be used further to analyse interactions to determine underlying connections and insights, to help predict demand for services, enabling authorities to make better decisions about resource utilisation, and to detect the changing patterns of customer behaviour by analysing data in near real-time, driving revenues and enhancing personalised experiences.

6.Extended Reality

Extended reality comprises all the technologies that simulate reality, from Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality to Mixed Reality and everything else in-between. It is a significant technology trend right now, as all of us are craving to break away from the so-called real boundaries of the world. By creating a reality without any tangible presence, this technology is massively popular amongst gamers, medical specialists, retail and modelling.


Imagine a technology that can study and use your DNA to improve your health, help you fight diseases and whatnot! Genomics can help quantify your genes and result in finding diseases or any possible problems that can later be a health issue. When it comes to a specialisation like Genomics, one can find a variety of technical as well as non-technical roles. Technical jobs in this area are all about designing, analysing, and diagnostics, while non-technical jobs are concerned with higher levels of research and theoretical analysis.

8.Energy Solutions

The world has agreed to be greener. This results in cars running on electricity or battery and houses using greener choices like solar and renewable energy. What’s even better is that people are conscious of their carbon footprints and waste; thus, minimising it or turning those into renewable energy is even more helpful. This has given rise to another technology trend dubbed Energy Solutions. It is boosting environment-related and data-oriented careers. These careers pertain to those in science specialisations and social science qualifications.

9.Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the use of software to automate business processes such as interpreting applications, processing transactions, dealing with data, and even replying to emails. Although Forrester Research estimates RPA automation will threaten the livelihood of 230 million or more knowledge workers or approximately nine per cent of the global workforce, RPA is also creating new jobs while altering existing jobs. McKinsey finds that less than five per cent of occupations can be totally automated, but about 60 per cent can be partially automated. For you as an IT professional looking to the future and trying to understand latest technology trends, RPA offers plenty of career opportunities, including developer, project manager, business analyst, solution architect and consultant.

Cyber Security

Cyber security might not seem like an emerging new technology trend, given that it has been around for a while, but it is evolving just as other technologies are. That’s in part because threats are constantly new. The malevolent hackers trying to access data illegally will not give up any time soon, and they will continue to find ways to get through even the toughest security measures. As long as we have hackers, cyber security will remain a trending technology because it will constantly evolve to defend against the hackers. Gartner projects that by 2025, 60 per cent of organisations will use cyber security risk as a primary determinant in conducting third-party transactions and business engagements.

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