The trendiest buzzwords in IT
It is one of the fastest growing industries. However, even she often needs good-sounding passwords that they will not only determine the chosen issue, but, above all, they will remain in the memory of the audience for a long time. Such terms are often referred to as buzzwords, that is popular phrases that are gladly reproduced by the mass media, becoming slogans-utterances of certain issues. We’ve compiled a list of buzzwords that appear frequently in the public domain.
Blockchain, or chain of blocks, is the technology behind cryptocurrencies, and bitcoin in particular. The popularity of this currency beats all records around the world, and for many people it has become an opportunity for a great financial investment. However, this mechanism can be used not only for finance and transactions.
While in the traditional model, data is shared in such a way that there is a certain Center in the center, which only transmits information to the audience through individual distribution channels, the blockchain uses a completely different solution. Here. information is stored in consecutive blocks of data (each is a defined number of transactions) that form a chain. The best part is that this way you can save very different data. There’s no center here.
Companies outside the financial sector are also increasingly looking at such a solution. Thanks to blockchain, you can, for example build decentralized applications and networks, which will significantly reduce problems in the event of their failure. The blockchain can also be used for secure accounting, document authentication systems and digital signatures.
Perhaps soon, the blockchain mechanism will be used to settle accounts between electricity suppliers and households, or even to issue bills for users of electric cars for charging them.
Industry 4.0 is nothing but the latest industrial revolution. In the history of mankind, there are already several of them, starting from the era of steam at the turn of the XVIII and XIX centuries. The term Industry 4.0 was promulgated by the German government in 2011 with the aim of promotion of computerisation and digitisation of industrial processes.
This concept is based on close integration of processing, automation and data exchange with manufacturing techniques. This can increase the competitiveness of industry. In reality, however, Industry 4.0 is a slogan that goes far beyond the industry itself and the operation of factories. The pillars of this idea are the internet of things, and with it global access to data, as well as so-called machine intelligence, which assumes the autonomy of certain industrial processes.
For the average blacksmith, it will be the ability to use smart vehicles and homes that will learn, cheaper and easier to store even huge files, use things that will analyze different behaviors and achievements of the user, then sending him a report with recommendations for changes.
Increasingly, we hear that the era of digital twins is coming. Digital Twin is nothing but a digital replica of what we can find in the real world. Most often, specialists mean systems, equipment, machines, but also production and industrial processes. This will make it easier, for example, to detect all kinds of vulnerabilities in such real-world objects and systems, preventing dangerous or costly failures in advance.
Digital twin is also increasingly referred to as digital copies of human consciousness. Although it sounds like a science fiction movie for now, experts predict that in 10 years, most of us could have a digital twin, so we will be able to be in several places at the same time (not in material form of course), for example, at the same time at several business meetings.
We live in a time when the word “intelligent” makes a real furor. Our washing machines and refrigerators are no longer ordinary, but smart, as are homes, cars, and even trash cans, which themselves segregate garbage. Why shouldn’t apps be smart too?
Users expect more and more from the software. Therefore, Intelligent Apps have not only to know how to facilitate the daily functioning of Man, how to support him in making various decisions, but also they can learn from user interaction. IDC analysts even predict that as early as 2018, more than 50% of developers will include some cognitive functions in their software, thanks to which applications will learn.
Such software will also commonly use user location information. This will make it will only receive properly selected, personalized data. When we cross the threshold of a store, for example, the seller already at that moment will receive not only data on our size, but also the preferred style of clothing. Of course, the possibilities of such solutions are much wider and can be used in almost all areas of our lives.
The ever-faster development of artificial intelligence and the ever-improving results of machine learning have made the concepts of using autonomous interfaces, which can include various types, a furore recently chatbots and digital agents. This kind of solution is the possibility of a completely different contact with computer systems than before.
Pretty soon, we’ll just be talking to the computer. Thanks to artificial intelligence solutions, autonomous interface will learn effectively and quickly, which will allow them to understand more and more and correctly guess the intentions of their human interlocutors. Already now chatbots are increasingly replacing live consultants on the internet, answering customer questions. And this is just the beginning.