Starting from the presence of AI (artificial intelligence), to the development of the Metaverse and robots that will be more human-like, 2023 will bring some changes in the technologies that are already among us or new technologies that will be developed, which will further shape the next 12 months!

We introduce you to some of the technologies that are expected to receive a major development throughout the year 2023.

AI Everywhere

In 2023, artificial intelligence will become real in organizations. No-code AI, with its easy drag-and-drop interfaces, will enable any business to leverage its power to create more intelligent products and services.

We’re already seeing this trend in the retail market. Stitch Fix uses AI-enabled algorithms to recommend clothes to its customers that match their sizes and tastes.

Contactless shopping and delivery will also be a big trend for 2023. AI (artificial intelligence) will make it easier for consumers to pay for and receive goods and services.

Even retailers will use artificial intelligence to manage and automate complex inventory management processes. Also in different factories, employees will have to learn to work with Al machines, to do the work which was previously done by the workers themselves.

The Metaverse will become more real

Metaverse or not, the Internet will become a highly interactive space where we will be able to play, work, socialize and create a virtual social life.

Experts predict that the Metaverse will add $5 trillion to the global economy by 2030, and that 2023 will actually be the year that sets the direction of the metaverse for the next decade.

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology will continue to advance.

A very interesting area is the work environment in Metaverse and in 2023 it is predicted that there will be more virtual meeting environments where people can talk and share thoughts, discussions or even make business decisions.

We will also see more advanced avatar technologies in 2023. An avatar can look exactly like it does in the real world and even avatars will pick up our language and gestures.

AI-enabled avatars will also be developed, interacting as our representatives in the metaverse even if we don’t have an account in the digital world.

Companies are already using metaverse technology like AR and VR to conduct training and this trend will accelerate in 2023.

The giant consulting company “Accenture” has already created a metaverse environment called “Nth Floor”. This virtual world contains replicas of real-world Accenture offices, so new hires and current employees can perform HR-related tasks without having to be present in a physical office.

Progress in Web3

Blockchain technology will also advance significantly in 2023 as companies begin to create more decentralized products and services. Blockchain will also help us store our data more securely.

Even NFTs (digital tokens) will become something practical and normal. For example, at many concerts people will have NFT tickets. Also NFTs can be the keys we will use to buy products and get digital services.

Bridging the Digital and Physical World

We’re already seeing an emerging bridge between the digital and physical worlds, and this trend will continue in 2023. There are two components of this merger: digital twin technology and 3D printing.

Digital twins are virtual simulations of real-world processes, operations or products that can be used to test new ideas in a secure digital environment. Designers and engineers are using digital twins to recreate physical objects within virtual worlds so they can test every factor imaginable without the high costs of real-life experiments. After testing in the virtual world, engineers can modify the components and then create them in the real world using 3D printing technology.

For example, Formula 1 teams currently collect data transmitted from sensors during races, as well as race track temperatures and weather conditions, to see how cars change during races. Then they stream the data from the sensors to digital twins of the engines and car components and run scenarios to make design changes on the fly. The teams then 3D print car parts based on the results of their testing.

Increasingly Editable Nature

We will live in a world where we can make changes to material, plants, and even humans by editing them. Nanotechnology will enable us to create materials with completely new features, such as water resistance and self-healing capabilities.

In 2023 we’ll see gene editing technology accelerate to give us the increasing capability to “edit nature” by altering DNA.

Gene editing works a bit like word processing, where you can take some words out and add others in — but you can do it with genes. Gene editing can be used to correct DNA mutations, solve the problem of food allergies, increase the health of crops, or even edit human characteristics like eye and hair color.

Quantum Progress

Right now, there is a worldwide race to develop quantum computing at scale.
Quantum computing, which uses subatomic particles to create new ways of processing and storing information, is a technological leap that’s expected to bring us computers capable of operating a trillion times more quickly than the fastest traditional processors available today.

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Progress in Green Technology

One of the biggest challenges the world is facing right now is putting the brakes on our carbon emissions so we can tackle the climate crisis.

In 2023, look for continued progress around green hydrogen, a new clean-burning source of energy that produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions.Shell” and “RWE“, two major European energy companies, are creating the first major green pipeline from wind plants in the North Sea.

We’ll also see progress in the development of decentralized power grids. Distributed energy generation using this model provides a system of small power generators and storage that are located in communities or individual houses — so they can provide power even if the main grid is not available. Right now, our energy system is primarily dominated by huge gas and energy companies, but decentralized energy initiatives have the potential to democratize power worldwide while decreasing carbon emissions.

Robots Will Become More Human

In 2023, robots will become even more like humans — in appearance and capability. These types of robots will be used in the real world as event greeters, bartenders, concierges, and companions for older adults. They’ll also perform complex tasks in warehouses and factories as they work alongside humans in manufacturing and logistics.

In September 2022, Elon Musk revealed two Optimus humanoid robot prototypes, and said the company would be ready to take orders within the next 3 to 5 years. The robot can perform simple tasks like lifting items and watering plants — so perhaps soon we’ll be able to have “robot butlers” that help around in the house.

Progress in Autonomous System

Business leaders will continue making progress in creating autonomous systems, particularly around delivery and logistics. Many factories and warehouses have already become partially or fully autonomous.

In 2023, we will see even more self-driving trucks and ships, as well as delivery robots, and even more warehouses and factories will implement autonomous technology.

More Sustainable Technology

Finally, we’ll see a push toward more sustainable technology in 2023. Many (if not most) of us are addicted to technology like our smartphones, tablets, and computers — but where are the components coming from to manufacture our favorite gadgets? People will be thinking more about where rare earth components for things like computer chips originate and how we’re consuming them. In 2023, we’ll see a continued push toward making supply chains more transparent, as consumers demand that the products and services they invest in are energy efficient and backed by more sustainable technology.

Are you ready for the big technological changes that await us this year?

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