10 Most Important Technologies Of 2023

Most Important Technologies Of 2023We’ve compiled a list of disruptive innovations that are shaping the technological landscape around the world and shaping our future through reports from reputable scientific journals and the world’s largest media.

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Top 10 technology trends 2023

1. Lithium metal batteries

Lithium metal batteries have every chance to change the balance of power in the car market. Their energy density is equal to 1 kWh per liter of volume, which is almost twice that of lithium-ion batteries. According to MIT Technology Review, thanks to this, electric cars charge much faster, and most importantly, the charge lasts 80% longer than with lithium-ion batteries. Such indicators remain after 800 cycles.

The American startup QuantumScape (among its investors – Bill Gates), which develops lithium metal batteries, conducted its first tests in December 2020. After successful trials, it has already struck a deal with Volkswagen, which will begin producing electric vehicles with these batteries in 2025.

Skeptics argue that the test results are still too early to be considered successful: they were carried out on single-layer cells, while in real batteries they should be multi-layer. In mass production, this can lead to unforeseen risks.

2. Messenger RNA vaccines

The RNA vaccine is one of the most advanced medical developments in the past 20 years. There are now two vaccines created with this technology: Pfizer and Moderna. Both are against the coronavirus.

Conventional – vector – vaccines contain an attenuated or inactive pathogen of the virus. MRNA vaccines prompt the body to produce a protein fragment contained in the causative agent COVID-19, which immediately attacks the immune system. As a result, there is a strong immunity to the virus, the body becomes resistant to infection.

Matrix (informational) RNAs are good because they are easy to modify for any new virus strain. They can also be used to fight infections (such as malaria), cancer, sickle cell disease, HIV, and other serious illnesses.

3. GPT-3

To date, the most advanced neural network based on NLP (that is, text recognition algorithms) is GPT-3. It is a transforming neural network capable of generating coherent responses in dialogue with a person. The amount of data and parameters used by it is 100 times greater than the previous generation – GPT-2.

However, even the most advanced transformers trained on huge data sets do not understand the meaning of the words and phrases they generate. Training them requires huge amounts of data and computational resources, which, in turn, leave a large carbon footprint. Another problem is the imperfection of datasets for training neural networks: texts on the Internet often contain distortions, manipulations and outright fakes.

One of the most promising directions in the development of AI and neural networks is expanding the range of perception. Now algorithms are able to recognize images, faces, fingerprints, sounds and voice. They can also speak and generate images and videos, mimicking our perception of different senses. MIT scientists note that AI lacks emotional intelligence and feelings to get closer to humans. Unlike AI, a person can not only process information and issue ready-made solutions, but also take into account the context, many external and internal factors, and most importantly, act in conditions of uncertainty and a changing environment. For example, DeepMind’s AlphaGo algorithm is capable of beating the world champion in go and chess, but it still cannot expand its strategy beyond the board.

So far, even the most advanced algorithms, including GPT-3, are only on their way. Now developers are faced with the task of creating multimodal systems that would combine text recognition and sensory perception to process information and find solutions.

4. Data protection according to the Data Trusts model

According to Accenture, the number of cyberattacks has grown significantly during the pandemic. In the first half of 2020 alone, 36 billion accounts and accounts were hacked. We began to store much more data on the Web, work online and use corporate services from our personal devices. As a result, many companies suffered from leaks and were forced to strengthen cybersecurity.

But the reason for leaks may be not only weak data protection, but also the fact that the very model of their collection and storage is outdated. Data Trusts – “data trust” – a new approach that can change everything. In this case, a special trust fund is created, which stores and manages the data of people on their behalf and on their behalf.

According to Mozilla representatives, the principle of data confidentiality implies that you transfer your data to someone who uses it for your own benefit. At the same time, all data is stored in one place, and the services that you use get access to them on your terms. The trust is fully legally responsible for respecting your interests and privacy.

5. Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

New standards of communication and wireless Internet, on the one hand, help to work remotely from one point at high speed, on the other hand, they contribute to the development of the Internet of things and artificial intelligence, make data transmission more secure.

The main benefits that 5G provides:

  1. Improved mobile broadband: high-speed video streaming in social networks and online services with minimal signal transmission delays (only 1-2 ms);
  2. Large-scale Internet of Things: according to Accenture, with the help of 5G it will be possible to support up to 1 million devices per sq km;
  3. Mission Critical Services. The new communication standard will ensure the smooth operation of autonomous drones or remote intensive care units.

With 5G, many employees will be able to permanently move to remote work, and companies will make faster decisions based on streaming analytics. From 2023 to 2025, technology will bring the US economy up to $ 2.7 trillion and up to 16 million jobs.

The new Wi-Fi 6 standard will add a new 6 GHz frequency to the two already available – 2.4 and 5 GHz. It pursues the same goals as 5G: it helps to speed up the Internet connection (up to 2 Gb / s for mobile devices), make it more stable and broadband – it will be possible to connect even more devices to one point. In this case, the network itself will distribute Internet traffic between devices, depending on their capacity.

Cisco experts name the main benefits of Wi-Fi 6 for business:

  • support for new services and applications – including highly loaded – within the local network;
  • higher speed and service level of existing services (for example, streaming video in 8K);
  • the ability to serve more customers in high-load environments;
  • remote and wireless offices, including IoT devices.

According to a Deloitte poll, 86% of CEOs believe advanced wireless will transform their organization within three years, and 79% say the same about their industry.

According to The Verge, the first 316 million mobile devices with Wi-Fi 6E will appear in 2023. It is expected that 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will not compete, but mutually complement each other – depending on the tasks and types of devices.

In Russia, operators will spend more than RUB 1.1 trillion. for the development of 5G from 2023 to 2027. Active implementation will begin in 2024, but the timing may be shifted due to low demand. But Wi-Fi 6 is unlikely to work: the network frequencies are already occupied by fixed radio communications, and in the future they can be transferred under 5G.

6. Virtual and augmented reality

According to Statista, the AR and VR market in 2020 was estimated at $ 18.8 billion, which is three times more than in 2016. PwC analysts in 2019 predicted that the number of employees using VR and AR in their work will grow from 500 thousand to 23 million by 2030.

Today, these technologies are used in healthcare – to train surgeons or perform operations with diagnostic data in the form of holograms and an online consultation of doctors. In early February 2023, Microsoft conducted an online broadcast of 12 operations performed in MR – mixed reality. Surgeons from 13 countries were able to connect online and see all diagnostic data in the form of holograms and consult each other.

In retail, AR allows you to try on products, place furniture in the interior before purchasing, and receive personalized offers. For example, toy maker Mattel (Barbie dolls and others) uses augmented reality for Hot Wheels toy cars. Buyers can point their smartphone at a specific model to play with it on any surface:

At IKEA, using a VR headset, you can imagine what your kitchen will look like with the selected furniture.

In education, augmented and virtual reality helps to deeply engage in the process and model in detail the environment that is studied in the classroom. The technology is also used in corporate training. Tyson Foods, a global food corporation, is using VR to train its employees in workplace safety. As a result, work-related injuries decreased by 20%.

Architects and designers present projects at 1: 1 scale using virtual and augmented reality instead of conventional 3D renders:

ThyssenKrupp Elevator, a provider of transportation systems, escalators and elevators, has launched virtual reality rooms in Asia and the Middle East with demonstrations of urban transportation solutions.

In the automotive industry, VR allows engineers to experiment with the design and construction of new models during the concept development phase. This approach is used, for example, in Hyundai:

But the main areas where virtual and augmented reality are especially in demand are games and entertainment. In addition to VR games and simulations, there are entire amusement parks using virtual reality in different countries: for example, Europa-Park in Germany or VR Star in China.

The fastest growing market for devices with gesture recognition – gloves for VR and AR – will grow in the next seven years: according to Grand View Research, from 2023 to 2028, the market will grow on average 18% annually.

7. 3D printing

During the COVID-19 pandemic, additive technologies have become a profitable alternative to traditional manufacturing that requires huge investments and resources. Another significant advantage is the significantly lower level of waste.

According to Grand View Research, the volume of the global 3D printing market in 2019 was estimated at $ 11.58 billion, and from 2020 to 2027 its average annual growth will be more than 14%. By 2027, there will be 8 million 3D printers in the world – almost six times more than in 2018. 77% of them are industrial printers. With the help of 3D printing, they are already creating clothes and shoes, interior items, mechanical parts and even prostheses. Many parts for the Rutherford engines installed on the Electron launch vehicle are 3D printed.

In medicine and healthcare, 3D printers are used to print cables and other parts for medical equipment. Another amazing experiment is 3D printing of fragments of human bones directly in the body, instead of damaged or lost ones. For this, special biocompatible ink is used.

Additive technologies are used in architecture: whole frame houses are erected from printed parts, which makes them much cheaper than conventional counterparts. According to The Guardian, in the Californian Coachella Valley, an entire microdistrict was built up like this. Real estate developer Mighty Buildings claims it saved 95% of builders’ time.

We are now one step away from using 3D printing to create the necessary objects on the lunar surface using moon dust. This will greatly simplify the colonization of the satellite: you will not have to deliver heavy cargo and equipment there.

8. “Green” hydrogen

Green hydrogen is now part of the global strategy to reduce carbon footprint and switch to renewable energy sources. Together with electric cars, hydrogen engines are intended to become the main alternative to diesel vehicles.

“Green” hydrogen is produced in an environmentally friendly way without the use of nuclear energy and natural gas. The most harmless method is electrolysis, when an electric current is passed through the water. This will get rid of 830 million tons of harmful carbon dioxide emissions per year – the consequences of non-environmentally friendly production of hydrogen.

Now, when the cost of solar and wind energy is falling rapidly, there is a chance for the massive introduction of hydrogen energy as well. In this regard, Europe began to create the necessary infrastructure and production based on electrolysis.

The IEA (International Energy Agency) marks a record increase in electrolysis for the production of green hydrogen. It predicts that the price of hydrogen fuel will fall by at least 30% by 2030, making it as affordable as other fuels.

Even before COVID-19, sales of hydrogen-powered vehicles accelerated, but now many production facilities have slowed down or stopped altogether. In the aftermath of the pandemic, it is hydrogen technology that can help restore the economy.

According to Allied Market Research, the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market will reach $ 42 billion by 2026, with a 66.9% CAGR. It will be spurred on by growing environmental issues and international initiatives to address them, as well as the potential of technology alongside electric cars.

Hydrogen-powered cars are already produced by Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Audi, BMW, Ford, Nissan, Daimler. California will build 100 hydrogen filling stations, and plan to bring the number of zero-emission vehicles to 1.5 million by 2025.

Airbus has announced plans to accelerate development of commercial hydrogen-powered jets and eliminate the use of hybrid engines altogether. This means the first zero-emission aircraft will be available by 2035.

9. Compute as a service

Calculation As A Service (CaaS) or edge computing is a global trend, along with Software As A Service (SaaS), Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS – Platform As A Service). A typical example of such a model is online games or online movie theaters. You pay for a subscription, but the content itself is not stored with you, but is launched online on the server of the service provider.

Companies acquire access to cloud services to save on IT infrastructure and support, as well as not to overload the local network. This allows you to quickly deploy and test a new online service or software, place a virtual PBX and large databases. The pandemic has forced many to change their business model and reallocate IT resources towards cloud services.

According to Grand View Research, in 2019 the edge computing market was estimated at $ 3.5 billion. By 2027 it will grow to $ 43.4 billion. This will be helped, among other things, by the widespread adoption of 5G and a reduction in signal latency down to 1 ms. According to a survey by Analysys Mason, top companies plan to spend up to 30% of their IT budget on edge cloud computing in the coming years. Gartner predicts that 75% of corporate data will be processed this way by 2025. This is 7.5 times more than in 2018.

IDC predicts that 25% of companies will make businesses more agile and resilient by 2024 by integrating edge data with cloud applications. Computing as a service will be driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence. They help allocate and optimize power to ensure consistent processing speed.

10. Voice search and voice assistants

Voice recognition and NLP (neurolinguistic programming) in neural networks have reached the stage when voice assistants are quite capable of replacing real people or text search. Google, Apple and Amazon are investing more and more resources in the development of this direction.

Today we can do without text search: smart speakers and voice assistants search for the information we need, launch tracks and podcasts, set reminders and dial numbers. Voice navigation is used to control drones, and voice chatbots are replacing live consultants and call center operators.

According to a Google report, 27% of the world’s people use voice assistants on smartphones. According to Adobe Analytics, 47% of smart speaker owners use smart speakers to search, 46% to listen to news, 34% to ask for an address or get instructions. Google claims that 62% use smart columns to order products online.

AI voice assistants are getting smarter every year. In 2013, they could recognize 77% of spoken words, and today they are already 97%. For example, when Google’s RankBrain algorithm encounters a new search phrase, it guesses what a particular user might be looking for, and then returns the most appropriate answers.

In March, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published guidelines for virtual voice assistants. The organization is concerned about how much data they are using and whether the use of that data is GDPR-compliant. In particular, voice assistants are increasingly being used for machine learning algorithms for voice recognition, biometric identification and profiling for targeted advertising.

New Technology 2023New Technology 2023

The faster AI-based technologies develop, the clearer are the trends that developers, scientists and engineers will follow in the coming years. We decided to look into the next year, 2023, in order to understand what we should prepare for: for immersion in the virtual world as a whole, for quantum communication and quantum gadgets, for the global Internet of Things that will cover the whole world, or for creation, while robots will perform routine tasks for us?

New Technologies 2023: Digital Twins

This technology is quite young, but not only architects and engineers, but also the military, as well as the founders of large enterprises, are increasingly resorting to it. A digital twin of a plant, for example, will allow the creation of various enterprise optimization models, from which the founders will then choose the best one in order to subsequently increase profits. They will also be able to predict possible errors, reduce costs, improve quality control and preventive maintenance.

However, the digital twin is not only a virtual copy of physical objects. As a rule, the technology also allows you to simulate workflows, that is, create simulacra of rescue missions, terrorist threats, air, land, and sea operations, where representatives of law enforcement agencies and military departments can hone their skills, once again not driving equipment, the operation and maintenance of which is worth a lot of money.

The same goes for cybersecurity. A digital twin can simulate a hacker attack on a company or institution. The task of security experts is to prevent possible hacks and data theft. The technology will also be useful for developers of various kinds of applications, especially those that work on the basis of a neural network. By testing different scenarios, they can identify the weaknesses of their projects, vulnerabilities, and eliminate them, providing the end user with a solid, reliable and ready-to-use product. Possible areas of application also include: education, medicine, sociology.

Internet of Things connecting gadgets around the world

IoT (Internet of Things) sensors are used in many areas today. The simplest and most well-known system where they are used is a “smart home”, in which a TV, a smart speaker, a light control system (windows, doors), a “smart” doorbell and a refrigerator work by transmitting user data to each other. Thanks to this, a person can receive notifications about who approached the door of his house, whether the perimeter was violated, whether someone tried to enter the house, he can not worry about the shopping list – the refrigerator will make it himself, the smart column will acquaint you with the latest news, and together with a smart TV and a lighting control system, it will entertain. And don’t forget about the “smart” car (that’s another story altogether).

Similar, but larger-scale systems are used by doctors, the military, law enforcement officers, and scientists from various fields. “What’s the problem here?” – you ask. And the fact that products often work on different platforms, which sometimes do not fit together very well. Next year, developers will try to fix this problem by developing standards and protocols that are common to all IoT gadgets.

The IoT network is growing, it already includes tens of millions of devices around the world, so the cybersecurity of the Internet of Things will also be a trend in technology in 2023, because hackers have repeatedly hacked users through smart gadgets.

AI powered cybersecurity

It is only natural that cybersecurity will become one of the most important technology trends in 2023. Both private companies and entire states became very concerned about it, especially after the Russian attack on Ukraine, which was preceded by hacks of infrastructure facilities, public sector websites and the resources of large private companies like banks. With the introduction of 5G, cybersecurity experts will be able to share data even faster and solve complex problems together. However, hackers will certainly take advantage of this same advantage. Therefore, it is important for security professionals to develop platforms and applications based on AI and machine learning algorithms that could assess risks instantly, monitor the information space in order to detect the slightest signals that a hack is possible.

Some companies, like Plain Concepts, develop attack simulators that help cybersecurity professionals hone their skills and improve products, test security systems for possible vulnerabilities.

Quantum computing – for everyone

Any self-respecting BigTech company has already acquired its own quantum computer. Microsoft, Intel, IBM, AWS and Google have them. They are huge, complex design and configuration, but, according to scientists, are able to outdo any supercomputer. However, the Chinese company SpinQ Technology went further, offering anyone who wants to buy their own quantum PC cheaply – $ 8900. With Gemini Mini, you can understand the principle of quantum computing.

Although Gemini Mini is perceived by many as a “showcase”, the device nevertheless demonstrates an important technological trend – quantum computers, phones, the Internet and communications are just around the corner. Soon all this will become familiar to the races and will go from laboratories to offices, educational, financial and medical institutions, public and government organizations, simple homes.

Scientists are placing a big bet on quantum encryption – a method of protecting information, thanks to which it will be simply impossible to hack a device in order to obtain data, because the protection system will recognize a hacker attack literally at the physical level.

The metaverse is still trending

This trend is still buoyant, as many tech market players believe that the metaverse has significant economic prospects. Analysts predict a capitalization of $800 million by 2025 and $2.5 trillion in 10 years. As planned by the developers, in the universe of virtual reality it will be possible not only to have fun, but also to work, get an education, develop telemedicine and online commerce, as well as the financial sector.

Many companies are actively using metaverses to test their products, create a new image, and establish relationships with potential consumers. The “industrial” metaverse is one of the biggest hopes of the IT industry and Industry 5.0. It will find a lot of applications: digitizing the real world, working with big data in virtual environments, building models to achieve sustainable development goals with cost optimization. In fact, it can become a comprehensive digital twin of the reality in which we live.

But for now, we are far from the moment when we can be in a digital universe that combines virtual and physical realities in a common online space.

Super Apps for IoT and the Metaverse

In order for mobile applications, platforms and digital ecosystems to work smoothly in the same metaverse or Internet of Things system, so-called super applications will be needed, which we also included in the top new technologies. It’s kind of a Swiss Army knife that has a variety of tools, only in the digital equivalent. The super app can be used for completely different purposes according to the needs of each user.

Most likely, this kind of software will be based on a single platform that offers many services and the opportunity to get a personalized and attractive user experience. The super app lets you have fun, study, work, shop, go to the doctor virtually, and even travel without switching from program to program. It will also have a feature such as an intelligent chatbot, a combination of IoT-based technologies and immersive experiences such as the metaverse.

Robotic process automation

The latest technology trends 2023 is directly related to the development of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics. Robotic process automation (RPA) will be actively implemented by big business, research institutes from different fields. Her area of responsibility will be not only the automation of business processes (chatbots that communicate with customers, compose typical contracts for partners, and conduct correspondence), but also the development and implementation of various kinds of applications, transactions, processing big data, collecting and analyzing information .

The main advantage of RAP is that this technology will be able to automate routine tasks and repetitive processes that were previously performed by employees. At the same time, this does not mean that people will lose their jobs. On the contrary, they will be able to focus on more creative and productive tasks. RAP is also designed to reduce costs, increase profitability, reduce the time spent on time-consuming tasks, and, most importantly, reduce the likelihood of errors.

All of the above technologies should help a person to show his talents, be creative and generate new ideas, while bots will be engaged in boring routine like secretarial work, responsible tasks like account maintenance, or complex processes like Big Data processing.

New Inventions 2023New Inventions 2023

At the beginning of the month, one of the largest tech exhibitions in the world, CES 2023, started in Las Vegas. This is a huge event where both global IT giants and tiny startups showcase their products.

So, for the first time in two years, CES is taking place in a normal format: in 2021 it was held online, and in 2022 attendance was still low due to the pandemic. In addition, the organizers this year did not allow Russian companies to participate, while Ukraine in Las Vegas is represented by about a dozen teams.

Of course, CES is, first of all, marketing. Here, brands present their new commercial products and show off their innovative concepts. But we also love the exhibition for startups — they offer unexpected, funny or even completely crazy ideas. Let’s pay attention to the “game” – the most amazing, most unexpected inventions of CES 2023.

Motorized lipstick by L’Oréal

The beauty giant has unveiled a smart lipstick applicator called HAPTA that can adjust itself to the user in real time using sensors and motors. It sounds strange, but there is a sense in such a device. It should help people with limited mobility of the hands, face and head (for example, after a heart attack or stroke), who cannot do their own makeup.

Amazing stuff for Metaverse

Today, the metaverse is associated with the unjustified ambitions and multi-billion losses of Mark Zuckerberg, but this does not mean that enthusiasts are not working on the development of virtual reality. The search for working concepts often looks completely unexpected.

Startup Shiftall this year showed Mutalk – a microphone for VR, which should ensure the privacy of the user in the metaverse  so that no one in the physical world can hear his words. The microphone is like a mask, attached to the user’s jaw and looks creepy – at least like a prop from the filming of The Matrix. It doesn’t look like it would be convenient to use something like that.

Another VR startup, OVR Technology,  wants to spice up virtual reality with smells. His team introduced a wearable headset with special cartridges to generate flavors that can be connected to computers, game consoles or smartphones via Bluetooth.

The developers claim that this expands the immersion possibilities and has many applications: from gaming and retail to medicine. Who knows, maybe someday we will be able to “sniff” Russian news through such a gadget, and we won’t be happy about it at all.

Pokemon Go but with real birds

Startup Bird Buddy is offering the market a smart bird feeder that is equipped with a computer vision camera. So, when a hungry bird arrives at your feeder, you will receive a photo of it and can share it with your friends in a special application. Such is the photo hunt, which the founders of the startup compare with playing Pokemon Go.

The Bird Buddy team notes that the camera’s artificial intelligence can recognize over a thousand species of birds, allowing users to build their own collection of “caught” creatures. Judging by the comments on Bird Buddy’s social networks, this game has found its fans.

Smart toilet sensors

The manufacturer of smart watches and fitness trackers Withings offers to equip toilets with smart sensors for urine analysis . The gadget called U-Scan is equipped with a wi-fi module and special biomarkers that allow you to determine the level of pH, hydration of the body, the level of vitamin C and ketones in the blood. The test results will be uploaded to the mobile application.

As conceived by the developers, the device will help the user to monitor the state of their health, signaling problems with metabolism in advance. However, only time will tell how accurate and useful such a diagnosis can be.

Hugging pillow with breathing effect

Japanese robotics company Yukai Engineering came to CES with a prototype breathing pillow. The device, called the Fufuly, cycles through its volume like the chest of a living person. The pillow is positioned as an anti-stress toy that helps to fall asleep. Hug her and she will start to slow down her “breathing” to make you feel calm and safe. From the outside it looks a bit unnatural, but you can probably get used to it.

Smart kitchen board with screen

Actually, there is nothing more to say about the concept itself. If you are not accustomed to looking up from the screen even while cooking, then the Blok startup offers a solution – a large kitchen board with a built-in secure display, a mobile application and an online subscription service that provides access to cooking courses. Includes a wireless charging dock.

Where technology is heading

Do not laugh at non-standard solutions, because in 2007 skeptics laughed at the first iPhone. In addition, “weird” startups well determine the development trends of the tech industry as such: the Internet of things will become ubiquitous, artificial intelligence will increasingly influence our everyday life, VR technologies will become more immersive, paving the way for Metaverse.

Ukrainian startups also look interesting at CES 2023 – this year these are innovative solutions in the field of Sustainable technology: waste recycling, water purification, biodegradable materials, solar panel modernization, etc. And this is a conversation for a separate blog.

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