Technology is constantly evolving at a rapid pace, enabling faster change and progress in different aspects of our lives. The outbreak of COVID-19 made IT professionals realize that their role will not stay the same in the contactless world; causing them to constantly learn, unlearn and relearn new technologies as they adapt to this new world.
The world is advancing at an accelerated rate, and not just in terms of technology. The way we learn, interact and bring new ideas to life is changing at a never-before-seen pace. To keep up with it all, we need to expect the unexpected. And by 2022, emerging technology trends will be dominating our lives—for better or for worse. These are the most important trends you should watch for so that you can upskill and be part of what will be created by these new technology trends.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is recognized as one of the biggest emerging technology trends over the next decade. A lot of AI’s rise in popularity has to do with its notable effects on how we live, work and play. For example, artificial intelligence is already known for its superiority in image and speech recognition, navigation apps, smartphone personal assistants, ride-sharing apps and so much more. Mastering AI and machine learning will help you secure a career like: AI Research Scientist, AI Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer and more.
- Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
RPA is another technology that is automating jobs. RPA is the use of software to automate business processes such as interpreting applications, processing transactions, dealing with data, and even replying to emails. RPA automates repetitive tasks that people used to do. Mastering RPA will help you secure a career like: RPA Developer, RPA Analyst, and RPA Architect.
- Edge Computing
Edge computing offers a real alternative to cloud computing by processing data closer to the source. This technology helps overcome latency and connectivity challenges that come with processing big data in remote locations where there may be limited or no connectivity. Cloud Reliability Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Cloud Architect and Security Architect, DevOps Cloud Engineer are some of the careers that edge computing can provide.
The technology sector is constantly evolving. The most important technologies are always in demand, and companies must hire experts with relevant skills to stand out from the competition. If you want to be successful in your career, you need to get ahead of the curve by learning new skills and building on your existing knowledge base. Invest in yourself. The greatest investment you can make is in your own education and personal development.
By: Royd Guyon