3 Digital Trends to Watch Out For in 2018

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The interconnected AI. The future trend will be towards AI assistants and augmented reality with big mobile phone manufacturers rivaling each other on service oriented apps. “The possibilities of innovation are endless” says Gemma Reeves our guest author. Her post is below. Artflow on Andriod was used to draw the sketch above and is open for interpretation.

Now that we are on the last stretch of 2017, tech enthusiasts and the market in general are expecting about what could be the next best thing that could take the digital world by storm this 2018.

So far, 2017 had its fair share of digital trends that can be more or less considered revolutionary. One of those is the surge of wearable gadgets that are used to track one’s health and overall fitness lifestyle. The most famous examples of these are FitBit and Apple’s SmartWatch.

The market also saw some improvements from Artificial Intelligent (AI) assistants such as Siri, Alexa and Google’s own AI assistant. Most notably, these AI assistants are not just limited on smartphones, but they can also be used in smart home devices such as wireless speakers.

So what could still be in store for the digital industry this 2018? The possibilities of innovation are endless, and the industry definitely has a lot more to offer by next year and the upcoming years or so, such as:

More uses for Augmented Reality (AR)

Pokemon GO took the world by storm when it was introduced in 2016. From then on, smartphone users were introduced to Augmented Reality (AR) on a wider and more entertaining scale, and developers see a lot of potential uses for this.

Aside from gaming, AR is expected to be used in navigation, marketing and information systems in the near future – possibly starting in 2018. Users can simply turn on their camera, point it to certain streets and find information as to what shops and offices are situated there.

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