- September 18th, 2018
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- Mark Reed
Are you looking to learn about what’s going to shape technology in the near future? Do you want to know what are the hottest trends in the web development industry? If yes, then you are at the right place. Here we are going to discuss 3 main innovations that are soon going to revolutionize the IT market.
Let’s take a look at all three of them one by one.
Growing Influence of AI
The penetration of AI in the industry that started in 2017 will continue to grow in the coming years as well. Top names in the IT industry are investing billions in developing AI tools. The result of which is the following technologies:
AI chat-bots are the latest cool. Tech giants are extensively investing in this innovation by implementing clever neural networks to give users a fun thing to play with. Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Chat Assistant are two prime examples of how intelligent these chat-bots can be.
Apart from chat-bots, AI has also crept into the world of web app development. Molly is one of the intelligent neural networks being used to build those pages. But, for now, it’s pretty limited in power. However, with constantly evolving technology, it is sure to improve its skills.
Internet of Things
IoT – a trend which appeared on the surface a few years back is now taking the Web by storm. IoT is basically the trend of transforming physical objects into devices that can be connected to the internet. For example, a light bulb which can be switched on and off is a great example of IoT. Another example can be driverless cars, or even jet engines that operate on thousands of sensors to ensure efficiency.
The result is a giant network of devices – and it keeps on growing at a rapid pace.
However, during all this hype, the tech companies should not forget to pay attention to IoT security. The network comprises of crucial activities such as data encryption, analysis of personal information, data authorization between devices, and more. To keep these activities from cyber-attacks, having a QA team is a must as it will detect security loopholes and malware to keep the network secure.
With growing AI comes a bigger security threat. Today’s websites have an easy access to user’s confidential information.
Home address, phone number, credit card information, personal messages are accessible by those sites. This puts everything at the risk of cyber-attacks.
If you look at the cybersecurity statistics, they’re pretty alarming. Over 200 malware threats are captured every day. Besides, it is estimated that companies will lose over $3 trillion to cyber-attacks in 2021.
So, is there anything web application development companies can do to protect websites and our data?
Yes, there are many encrypting and hashing methods which offer a decent quality of data protection. However, those methods aren’t good enough to tackle modern security threats. But the work on improving security is underway. And in the next couple of years, there is going to be a massive boost in the security of websites and smartphone applications.
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