9 Innovations That Will Make a Big Impact in 2017

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2017-02-03 Email

Are you curious about which innovations have the potential to make a big impact on technology and business in 2017? Then you'll want to check out this recent list published by the IEEE Computer Society. The organization's tech trend predictions for the year ahead cover a broad range of anticipated advances: There's the internet of things (IOT), of course, which is expected to boost growth significantly within the manufacturing industry. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning should take data analytics to the next level, producing more successful products and services in the process. Meanwhile, if you're driving in California, you may be cruising alongside the next generation of self-driving cars. Other innovations on IEEE's list include the latest developments in 5G networks, disaggregated memory, ubiquitous sensors and edge computing, blockchain and hyper-converged systems. The following summaries were adapted from IEEE's ranked list. The IEEE Computer Society is one of the world's leading membership organizations dedicated to computer science and technology, with more than 60,000 members.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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