Latest Emerging Technologies and Trends

In the wake of the pandemic, 2021 has brought with it a renewed enthusiasm to work smarter. From video-calling and audio equipment to reliable network connection and cybersecurity, we have all relied on technology to continue working as best we can, and we’re sharing three more emerging technologies we think everyone should know about.

Intelligent Social Robots

From hotel check-in assistants to care home companions and healthcare helpers, the robots are coming. Robotics has seen large investments from big players in recent years. The goal is to make the human experience better, easier, and more convenient. As technology develops, robots are becoming smarter, with the ability to recognise human emotion, respond to physical touch and support people with life-limiting illnesses.

AI and Machine Learning 

Technology that feeds automation and assists with decision-making will be a preference for remote workers and businesses alike. Machine learning and AI are the next steps into the world of automation. We see it now with Siri and Alexa. With enough data, the algorithm can come up with an answer to pretty much anything immediately. It is technologies like this that will change how we do business. Machine learning needs one thing more than anything. Time. Although we are seeing things like self-driving cars emerge, it will be some time before we are taking them for test drives. 

Sustainable packaging 

The impact of plastic is more visible now than ever. National Geographic reported that plastic production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 448 million tons by 2015. Production is expected to double by 2050. Although it is a very useful material, it is also having a detrimental impact on our planet. 

Recyclable and biodegradable packaging is now becoming a higher priority, as companies are feeling the social and economic pressure to do better. Alternatives made from more eco-friendly materials such as corn, mushrooms and even seaweed are surfacing, but there is still a way to go to bring them to the forefront of packaging popularity. 

Planning ahead

2020 further cemented the idea that the future is difficult to predict. But there will always be trends, and trends can be harnessed. Businesses must explore how these trends will impact them and how they can be beneficial to successfully plan for a more effective and productive digital future.

How do you feel about integrating these new technologies into your daily life? To share your insights or find out more, get in touch with our team today.