Tech Tracker: Emerging Tech that is Changing the Innovation Ecosystem

Top 3 Technological Advancements to Watch

Each day there is room for the creation of impactful inventions. With new occurrences and societal needs arises a drive within innovative entrepreneurs to develop new technologies and reorganize current structures and systems.

We have identified the following three pieces of technology as must watch systems that are changing the innovation ecosystem and have the potential to continue to do so for years to come. Understanding these processes can help lead to the creation of future technology that will change the world!

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1. Artificial Intelligence

In a world where the presence of systems and technology is growing, artificial intelligence has applied the human ability of adaptation and learning to machines, automating these human processes mechanically without the inclusion of emotions.

Benefits: Artificial intelligence increases the time available for humans to complete responsibilities that require emotional intelligence, speeds up automated processes, and aids in the development of technologies such as facial recognition, virtual reality, and image processing.

2. Holograms

Recording the light scattered by an object or being, holograms are reproduced 3D images created to closely mimic the presence of the actual object or being anywhere at any time.

Benefits: Holograms allow for the replication of speeches and instruction with real life scenarios portrayed, assist military training and preparation by displaying potential environments, and can increase creativity and the ability to digitally create through technology.

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3. Spacial Computing

Made possible by the emergence of artificial intelligence and incorporating virtual reality, spatial computing gives machines the ability to emerge themselves into physical reality to create life-like scenarios and interactions.

Benefits: The emergence of spatial computing has opened up the opportunity for faster job training, the replication of scenarios in order to further our understanding and exploration, the option to create realistic human interactions within virtual reality systems and allows for the virtual creation of prototypes for display.

As each of these systems bring about benefits, there is also room for growth. Understanding the upsides and identifying downsides gives new innovators the space to put their own spin on the systems and build something magnificent! Let your imagination run wild and tune in to the Alan B. Levan Center of Innovation to begin taking your ideas to the next level this summer.