Over the years, technology has created a significant impact on our way of living. The continuous inventions of things have made our lives easier and more convenient. The world is evolving through the years, and to continuously improve the current things that we have to adapt to inevitable changes is one of the most significant challenges for humans. This innovation has led to technological advancements, which we use in our daily lives.
The year 2019 seems to be one of the greatest years when it comes to tech innovation. Modern technology has paved the way for multi-functional devices like smartphones and computers. In the early 2000s, you would have to settle for low-quality Tetris and car games. But now, you can even play multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA games, strategy-based games, right at your phones!
Although these advances in technology have helped us significantly, engineers kept innovating them to make our lives easier and better. The continuous innovation in technology made companies more competitive. This competition has led the Android Company to keep evolving through the years. Android is an operating system that is exclusively designed for running the applications on touch screen smartphones and devices. It has already embarked on a long journey in the field of development since its first introduction in 2008.
Like any other tech innovations, Android also adapts to the ever-changing trends and develops a series of changes. One of these is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Android App Development. AI is a technology that allows Android developers to create applications that will provide highly contextual and personalized experiences. It also helps understand user behavior by analyzing vast volumes of stored data in Android apps. Some of the notable features of AI in Android Applications are image labeling, face detection, text recognition, and landmark detection. Through Artificial Intelligence, we cannot deny that this newly adopted technology will make Android advance in the coming years.
Apart from the AI integration on Android and other smartphones, other outstanding inventions also deserve some recognition. Here are the top five notable tech innovations in various fields for this year.
1. Inflatable Pill
There are gastrointestinal conditions that are difficult to monitor. To treat it better, doctors must know what goes inside a patient’s stomach. However, it is not practical to place sensors inside the stomach because it is full of acid. That is why the inflatable pill was developed by the Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to address the issue. This pill is a biocompatible, hydrogel pill designed for diagnosing various stomach problems. It is an edible, Jell-O-like pill with a sensor to track a stomach’s temperature for up to 30 days. When it reaches the gastrointestinal tract, it quickly expands to a soft, flexible ball in the size of ping pong.
According to the scientists behind it, the new device can be a safer way of bringing sensors internally. To remove the pill inside the stomach, the patient has to drink a calcium solution, which makes the pill shrink to its original size and pass out safely from the body.
2. Apple Watch ECG
An apple watch is like any other smartwatch—a wearable digital watch. It provides additional features aside from timekeeping. It is like a small apple phone device that allows users to receive calls, e-mails, messages, and have access to the internet.
One of Apple’s current tech innovations is the incorporation of Electrocardiograms (ECGs or EKGs) that users can use anytime, anywhere, to monitor and identify heart-related problems. This Apple Watch has exclusively incorporated ECG to its Series 4, which allows the users to check how their heart is functioning without requiring any wires to be connected to their bodies. It is now a smoother, more convenient, and hassle-free way of monitoring heart activity.
3. Smooth Talking AI Assistants
The use of Artificial Intelligence has been widely popular nowadays, especially in the development of new technologies. AI is a revolutionary innovation that has a significant impact on the future of technology. Artificial Intelligence is simply the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and act like humans. This emerging innovation has led to the creation of Smooth Talking AI Assistants. There are a series of programs created for them to have an organic conversation rather than follow commands or the information provided.
The use of AI assistants is now becoming a trend, and the need for human assistants these days is much lower. According to Zion Market Research, there is an expected increase in the market for AI-based assistants that will reach a whopping 30.82 billion USD by the year 2024.
4. 5G Data Networks
A data network enables information transmission through the exchange of data. Mobile connectivity uses data networks to transmit information. Currently, the widely used network is 4G. It is the fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology that speeds up mobile internet up to 500 times faster than that of 3G.
This development has a massive impact on the evolution of smartphones and tablets. However, the internet of things has continuously grown, and soon, the 4G network can no longer manage the vast number of network connections. That is why developers are aiming to provide a much more significant connection capacity through the 5G network. This 5G network can increase our ability to analyze data across wireless platforms. It can also drive the creation of more complex applications to bring solutions to various problems.
5. Blockchain Technology
Blockchain, or called a chain of blocks, is a growing list of information that are connected using cryptography. There have been blockchain projects in investment and finance so as other industries like cybersecurity, healthcare, and agriculture. In 2018, about 95% of the companies across different industries invested in the blockchain projects, but only in the year 2019 that those pilot projects are now advancing to the test stage to end-users.
Embracing blockchain enables individuals to confirm their transactions without the need for a central authority. This technology can solve the increasing demand for security and managing transactions across the internet and other online platforms. Aside from that, it entails transparency and lesser transaction time. It is inexpensive and protects the business from any fraud.
The list above shows some of the most successful tech innovations for the year 2019. Some of them may not be widely used yet, but they surely provide help. Which one have you used so far? Share it down on our comment box!