In January 2023, Australian soldiers used drones to search for a missing woman. The drones helped them reach areas that might have been too challenging for a human to enter. For the past few years, the drone economy has been booming. Global investments in the industry amount to US$1.15 billion, with China leading the market.
The footballing world has welcomed many new technological developments in recent times. Its goal is to make decision-making more accurate and provide a better experience for players and fans alike. These technologies include the video assistant referee (VAR), semi-automated offside technology (SAOT) and sensor-equipped footballs, all used extensively during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
2022 was a tough year for the majority of education technology (EdTech) in India, with the “Tracxn Geo Annual Report: India Tech 2022” reporting a 39 per cent decrease in funding during the January-November period compared to 2021. To overcome this, many businesses, including industry-leading players like BYJU’S, Unacademy and Vedantu, had to resort to job cuts.
Revolutionize the way you live with smart home devices! The smart home industry is booming and for good reason. With the advancements in technology, there are now numerous gadgets and devices available to make your home not only smarter and more convenient but also safer and more energy-efficient.
Picture this: it’s five degrees Celsius outside, and you are freezing, but instead of you adjusting your thermostat, your house automatically realizes that it needs to be warmed up and changes the temperature accordingly. That is what ambient computing is all about. Ambient computing (also called ambient intelligence) refers to technology immersed into your environment. You don’t have to consciously interact with it using screens or keyboards.
One of the many things that artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of doing is helping governments function smoothly. In a previous article, we discussed that, over time, AI would be responsible for more decision-making. As such, it can help governments worldwide make tough decisions by ridding the decision-making process of human biases.
Technological developments are driven by the human need to make life easier and complete tasks faster and more efficiently. The drastic growth of technology in recent years has paved the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to become an integral part of almost every industry—from education and lifestyle to music and sports. It is everywhere. And by the looks of it, it is here to stay.
As technology advances, the potential for assistive devices to improve the lives of those with visual impairments is becoming a reality. One area that has seen significant growth in recent years is the development of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled smart glasses. Integrated with AI technology, these smart glasses can analyze the environment and provide real-time audio cues to the wearer, such as describing the objects around them or reading out text.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2022 report, in the past 30 years, the world has lost 420 million hectares of forest cover. This loss of forests affects the world in a number of ways, including the depletion of natural habitats for certain species, an increase in global warming and the emergence and spread of infectious diseases.
Virtual reality (VR) technology has come a long way since it was first introduced to the average consumer in 2016. In the same year, Facebook and Oculus declared their intention to invest U$250 million more in VR content, following the earlier US$250 million investment. Since then, VR technology has continued to evolve and improve. The most recent VR headsets have higher resolution screens, better sensors for head tracking and are much more comfortable to wear.
In November 2022, San Francisco city officials voted for the use of robots in the police force. These robots were meant to help police officers incapacitate violent criminals and were also authorized to use deadly force to stop crime. But just under a month after being approved, the city was forced to take back its decision due to massive public outcry.
If a food delivery order fails, you can ask a chatbot to issue a refund. If you want to reserve a table for a date night, a chatbot can help you with that. If a potential partner turns you down, a chatbot can provide emotional support. From your banking needs to healthcare, customer service and more, chatbots are everywhere. Using natural language processing and sentiment analysis, chatbots—artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled software—interact with humans or other chatbots.
We are all unique. No, this is not pep talk; it’s a fact. We are all physically unique. Humans come with identifiers that are impossible to be found in others. Our fingerprints, DNA and even faces for the most part (one in every 42 children is born a twin). There are distinguishing features in all of us that have proven beneficial for security purposes across industries.
On December 17, 2022, 28 Squared Studios and Moon Ventures released The Safe Zone—the first-ever film written and directed by AI. Created using Open AI’s ChatGPT,
The Safe Zone is set in a dystopian future where AI has taken over the world. The main characters—Emily, Lucy and Jake—are siblings who have to make a decision: which one of them gets to go to a government-sanctioned “Safe Zone”, and who are the two to be left behind to live in a world ruled by AI?
The metaverse is on the rise, captivating people around the world. As per Grand View Research, the global metaverse market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.4% from 2022 to 2030. From gaming to socializing, many are tapping into the growing market to explore the endless possibilities that the virtual world can offer. As we march toward the end of 2022, let’s explore the trends that will dominate this rapidly growing tech sector in 2023 and how they will shape our digital future!