Technology Trends to Watch in 2024

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

The technology landscape is constantly evolving and changing, bringing new opportunities and challenges for individuals, businesses, and governments. As we enter the year 2024, here are some of the top tech trends that will shape the future and are essential to build capacity in, and for, governments to pay proper attention to, as the landscape is rapidly changing.

Generative AI (ProPro) has proved to be a game changer in 2023 and will continue to mature and advance, providing greater functionality and bringing AI technology to the masses as we move into 2024. It will continue to unleash human creativity and further innovation, as well as help automate tasks and processes, being the basis on which future technologies will be developed, helping to catapult society into a new dimension of digital excellence in all spheres and sectors.

Cybersecurity is becoming more important and challenging as the digital world becomes more interconnected and complex. Cyber threats have become more sophisticated and frequent and much needs to be done to build further capacity and defense in this important area, as data has become an invaluable asset in our digital existence.

Climate change matters have become highly important and the use of green technology will feature prominently in 2024, including developing and using technology that is environmentally friendly, sustainable, and efficient. Green technology is essential for tackling global challenges such as pollution, and resource depletion, as well as for creating a cleaner and greener future for humanity.

With the explosive growth of internet adoption globally, 5G will become more mainstream by offering faster speed, lower latency, higher capacity, and better reliability than the previous generations. 5G is expected to enable and enhance various applications and use cases, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), and smart cities, helping to provide the bandwidth needed to power technology implementations well into the future.

Quantum computing is a new paradigm of computing that leverages the principles and phenomena of quantum physics to perform certain tasks and calculations that are intractable or impossible for classical computers, such as cryptography, optimization, or simulation. This will enable new breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine and more, as computing power will multiply exponentially to process vast quantities of data and perform many millions of calculations per

second that simply is not possible using traditional computing technology. The year 2024 will see more breakthroughs in quantum computing which will be important milestones in the maturing of this technology.

Robotics will see an exponential increase as engineering, 5G, IoT and AI mature and merge to develop more sophisticated robotic functionalities to perform tasks and actions in a range of sectors in a safe and rapid manner. There have already been great strides made in developing lifelike robots that will continue to develop in 2024 and come into the mainstream.

These are some of the top tech trends that will shape the global technology landscape in 2024. By staying informed and prepared, we can leverage these trends to create a better and brighter future for ourselves and the world at large.

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