Forecasts for 2018 on IoT, Machine Learning and Data Science

2018 is about to bring enormous technological changes to the world, which will make it a better and safer place to reside. 2017 has also been highly eventful for Big Data, Machine Learning or ML, Artificial Intelligence or AI, IoT, and various other fresh technologies like Edge Computing, Blockchain, Digital Twins, Serverless Computing, etc. Apart from these latest inclusions, various other techniques have been instated in the field of Data Science. The final part of 2016 and the entire 2017 has been highly eventful for the Data Science and Big Data. However, 2018 will bring a lot of modern inclusions that will make the year immensely eventful and the power of these technologies will be appreciated in a better way.

Top Predictions of Data Science, Machine Learning, and IoT

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are slowly crawling in every technology in order to give it a new dimension. Big data solution companies also predicted that five years down the line the world will witness these technologies as a prime contributor to the technological evolution. Let’s have a look at the top 10 predictions in the year 2018 :-

1. Artificial Intelligence Foundation- More systems will be created that have the capacity to learn and act autonomously. This will lead to an enhanced decision-making environment that will help recreate innovative business models and a smarter ecosystem, where the digitization will thrive seamlessly.

2. Conversational Platform- It is one of the technologies that will bring a great change in the world of technology. The entire concept of how the humans interact with the machines will be seen in a new light. The transformation of human input to machine language will not be required as the machines will be intelligent enough to answer the query without any external help. The questions asked in a normal language will be answered by using the smartness of the machines. Hardware, OS features, applications, and platforms will be designed to successfully perform the role of a conversational platform.

3. Intellectual Analytics and Apps- It is predicted that nearly every application and service will be implementing some part of the artificial intelligence in its technology. This will create a bridge between the customers and applications, which will help offer better services. Augmented analytics will also be implemented that will be utilizing the Machine Learning in the process of automated data processing. It will also promote an easy way of sharing data among the operational workers and business users.

4. Intelligent Things- These are the physical things that operate beyond the prototypical programming models. This will promote the seamless interaction with the people and its surroundings. Robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles are the brainchild of this technology that will strategically connect the IoT, industrial systems, and consumers.

5. Blockchain- It is one of the most intellectual inventions of this era that allows people to enter the particulars in a record of information. A group of users will also be able to check the way those records are updated as well as enhanced. The new way of record- keeping will tremendously help the healthcare, government, manufacturing, identity verification, media distribution, supply chain, and title registry industries.

6. Digital Twin- It is a technology that represents the real world from the perspective of digitization. The IoT projects that have the digital twin as its companion have a higher possibility of improvising the arena of decision-making. The digital twins add value to the real-world counterparts and respond to the changes, which add value to the technology. It has the capability to accumulate the appropriate data and apply the accurate analytics to help accentuate the business objective.

7. Edge Computing- It is a feature of a computer that involves content accumulation and delivery as well as processing of information that is located near to the source of the information. Edge designed computers are being widely accepted worldwide due to its enhanced functionality, bandwidth constraints, and greater connectivity.

8. Continuous Adaptive Risk & Trust Assessment- The risk and security management will adopt this approach in order to enjoy greater benefits from the security infrastructure. The hindrances between the security and application team will be easily overcome with this step, making the decision-making process smooth.

9. Immersive Experience- The people will be able to control the digital world with the help of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality. The visualization process, design, and training techniques will be seen in a new light with the application of VR or Virtual Reality and AR or Augmented Reality. The conjugation of these two technologies is known as the mixed reality that is a kind of immersive experience which will enable the people to experience a better relationship between human and digital world.

10. Event Driven Technology- With the onset of IoT, cloud computing, in-memory data management, blockchain, and AI, the business transactions can be accomplished seamlessly in minute detail.


The digital and physical world will overlap in the upcoming year, resulting in an emergence of a greater platform. The seamless communication between the man and machine will enhance the user experience in a great way. This will help design a model that will benefit the business prospect immensely. The businesses will accept the latest innovations with open arms in order to enjoy sumptuous benefits by abiding the security regulations.

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