Tech Trends in Practice: The 25 Technologies that are Driving the 4th Industrial Revolution

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 30, 2020 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

Discover how 25 powerful technology trends are transforming 21st century businesses

How will the latest technologies transform your business? Future Tech Trends in Practice will give you the knowledge of today’s most important technology trends, and how to take full advantage of them to grow your business. The book presents25 real-world technology trends along with their potential contributions to organisational success. You’ll learn how to integrate existing advancements and plan for those that are on the way.

In this book, best-selling author, strategic business advisor, and respected futurist Bernard Marr explains the role of technology in providing innovative businesses solutions for companies of varying sizes and across different industries. He covers wide-ranging trends and provides an overview of how companies are using these new and emerging technologies in practice.

You, too, can prepare your company for the potential and power of trending technology by examining these and other areas of innovation described in Future Tech Trends in Practice:

  • Artificial intelligence, including machine and deep learning
  • The Internet of Things and the rise of smart devices
  • Self-driving cars and autonomous drones
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing
  • Blockchain technology
  • Genomics and gene editing
  • Augmented, virtual and mixed reality

When you understand the technology trends that are driving success, now and into the future, you’ll be better positioned to address and solve problems within your organisation.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
3
Internet of Things and the Rise of Smart Devices
15
From Wearables to Augmented Humans
25
Big Data and Augmented Analytics
37
Intelligent Spaces and Smart Places
49
Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers
61
Cloud and Edge Computing
73
Autonomous Vehicles
151
5G and Faster Smarter Networks
163
Genomics and Gene Editing
175
Machine CoCreativity and Augmented Design
185
Digital Platforms
197
Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
207
Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience
219
Quantum Computing
229

Digitally Extended Realities
83
Digital Twins
95
Natural Language Processing
105
Voice Interfaces and Chatbots
115
Computer Vision and Facial Recognition
127
Robots and Cobots
139
Robotic Process Automation
239
Mass Personalization and MicroMoments
249
3D and 4D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
261
Nanotechnology and Materials Science
273
A Few Final Words
283
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BERNARD MARR is an internationally best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist and strategic business and technology advisor to governments and companies. He helps organizations and their management teams prepare for a new industrial revolution fuelled by transformative technologies. Bernard is a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum, writes a weekly column for Forbes, and is a major social media influencer. He has written over 15 books and hundreds of high-profile reports and articles, including the bestsellers Artificial Intelligence in Practice, Big Data in Practice, and The Intelligence Revolution. He has worked with or advised many of the world's best-known organizations, including Microsoft, Google and the United Nations.

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