Our team have identified five of their favourite technologies causing a storm in the Digital world! Let us share with you, our five tech faves for April 2019…
Not so long ago, people would never have believed that mobile phones could be unlocked at a glance.
Certainly, facial recognition is being employed at a vast pace. We predict it won’t be long before we will use face recognition for everyday tasks such as; paying for groceries, passing through airport security or even online shopping.
China is already taking facial recognition to greater heights. Already, people are able to enter office buildings and make ATM withdrawals using their face as their identity.
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is a silent rising star. DLT has been labelled as a technology that every company will need to master (at some point in future!).
DLT is an alternative to the traditional database which can be used to record and manage transactions. Not to be confused with Blockchain – DLT, comprises of multiple ‘blocks’ of transactions.
In recent years, DLT has progressed as an innovative way of storing, managing and updating data within and between organisations.
This intelligent decision-making combines information technology with artificial intelligence and systems engineering. Its purpose is to create intelligent decision support systems which have the potential to transform human decision-making.
Granted, we don’t believe an intelligent support system will ever be able to supersede the complex intelligent decisions humans make. Although this type of technology is certainly making pioneering inroads that simply can’t be ignored.
Quantum computing is still in the early stages of development. However, it’s an exceptionally exciting area of technology that has the potential to radicalise computing as we know it.
What is it? Well, quantum computing uses ‘qubits’, (basic unit of quantum information) to carry out vast calculations at once. This advanced calculation capability, massively increases computing efficiency, speed and capacity.
The capacities of robots are constantly being worked on and improved. We have come along way since the days of clunky industrial machines, hindered by with clumsiness and inflexibility. The technological developments in the world of robotics mean they are now able to move with incredible precision. They are even learning how to manipulate delicate objects on their own.
One such robot is Dactyl, built by the non-profit OpenAI in San Francisco. This dextrous robot has been taught how to flip a toy building block in its fingers. It owes this advanced dexterity to reinforcement learning, neutral-network software.
What Could This Mean For Your Business?
Such technologies might still be in their early stages of development but will no doubt reach maturity and prevalence soon. Therefore, this is prime time for businesses to establish how these technologies could play a part in the future.
We foresee intelligent, customised and interactive experiences for our clients, their customers, colleagues and employees.
Meanwhile, Back at the Office…
Our team are always keen to learn about advances in technology. Just consider the exciting career opportunities it could create for our candidates! Not to mention how it promises to streamline operations for our clients.
What Could This Mean For Our Clients & Candidates?
Are you’re looking for a new opportunity in IT, Digital or Marketing? Admittedly, we don’t work with any of the companies mentioned above. However, we do work with several market-leading clients in the North-West. Our clients range in size from tech startups to major corporations.
For client confidentiality reasons, we are unable to disclose who we work with or the particular projects they are working on. However, we can reveal that they are working on some really exciting projects that any tech professional would be proud to be involved in.
Are you interested in finding out more? If so, please register your CV so that we can have a more in-depth conversation with you. Once we have received it, we will be in a better position to discuss how we can help you achieve your career goals.
What do you think of our favourite technologies in April? Do you think any of them might play a part in shaping the future of your business? Or perhaps you have any you would like to see featured in our blog? Please, drop us a comment below, we would love to chat!