Since computers were first invented people have been looking for ‘the next big thing.’ Now, as close to half the world owns a phone faster than the earliest supercomputers, it is difficult to keep track of what we should pay attention to.
While many of the inventions that utilize powerful technology barely make it past the headlines (has anyone ever seen a smart fridge?), the advances that made them possible often fall victim to the same hype. Big Data, AI, and IoT are three of the most widely misappropriated terms of recent times, and many do not know how these technologies are linked, or how they have paved the way for the technological progress we have come to expect.
Author: Charles Towers-Clark