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Gartner’s 2017 emerging technologies hype cycle adds 5G and edge computing for the first time

Author: Louis Columbus / Source: Cloud Tech News

Gartner added eight new technologies to the Hype Cycle this year including 5G, artificial general intelligence, deep learning, edge computing, serverless PaaS.
  • Virtual personal assistants, personal analytics, data broker PaaS (dbrPaaS) are no longer included in the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.

The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 provides insights gained from evaluations of more than 2,000 technologies the research and advisory firms tracks. From this large base of technologies, the technologies that show the most potential for delivering a competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years are included in the Hype Cycle.

The eight technologies added to the Hype Cycle this year include 5G, artificial general intelligence, deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, digital twin, edge computing, serverless PaaS and cognitive computing. 10 technologies not included in the hype cycle for 2017 include 802.11ax, affective computing, context brokering, gesture control devices, data broker PaaS (dbrPaaS), micro data centers, natural-language question answering, personal analytics, smart data discovery and virtual personal assistants.

The three most dominant trends include artifical intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences, and digital platforms. Gartner believes that key platform-enabling technologies are 5G, digital twin, edge computing, blockchain, IoT platforms, neuromorphic hardware, quantum computing, serverless PaaS and software-defined security.

Key takeaways from this year’s Hype Cycle include the following:
  • Heavy R&D spending from Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Facebook is fueling a race for Deep Learning and Machine Learning…

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