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Aug 13. 2019
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By The Nation

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Drawing from its own quantitative data and real-world cases of how intelligent technology is permeating every industry, Huawei launched its Global Industry Vision (GIV) report on Tuesday, identifying 10 megatrends currently shaping how we live and work.

GIV also predicts technology trends up until 2025, including 5G coverage, artificial intelligence deployment, home robot adoption, and a big increase in smart assistant use.

Here are 10 key GIV predictions for 2025:

1. Living with bots: Advances in material science, perceptual AI, and network technologies are powering the uptake of robotics in a variety of home and personal scenarios. GIV predicts a 14 per cent global penetration rate of home robots.

2. Super sight: The convergence of 5G, VR/AR, machine learning, and other emerging technologies will let us see beyond distance, distortion, surface, and history, opening up new vistas for people, business, and culture. GIV predicts that the percentage of companies using AR/VR will increase to 10 per cent.

3. Zero search: As data-driven and sensor-equipped appliances and devices begin anticipating our needs, information will find us. Future searches will be button-free, personal social networks will be created effortlessly, and industry will benefit from “zero-search maintenance”. GIV predicts that 90 per cent of smart device owners will use intelligent personal assistants.

4. Tailored streets: Intelligent transport systems will connect people, vehicles, and infrastructure, creating zero congestion, rapid emergency response, and other functions that will make life smoother. GIV predicts that 15 per cent of vehicles will have “Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything” technology.

5. Working with bots: Already transforming many industries, smart automation will take on more hazardous, repetitive and high-precision tasks – a boon for safety and productivity. GIV predicts there will be 103 robots in industry for every 10,000 employees.

6. Augmented creativity: Cloud AI will cut the cost and barrier of entry to scientific experimentation, innovation, and art, opening up a goldmine of creative potential that’s available to all. GIV predicts that 97 per cent of large companies will have deployed AI by 2025.

7. Frictionless communication: AI and big data analytics will create seamless communication between companies and customers and break down language barriers. Accuracy, understanding and trust will underpin tomorrow’s communications. GIV predicts that enterprises will fully use  86 per cent of the data that they produce.

8. Symbiotic economy: Companies across the planet are adopting digital tech and smart applications on unified access platforms. This means greater collaboration, resource-sharing, stronger global ecosystems, and higher productivity. GIV predicts that every company everywhere will be using cloud technology and 85 per cent of business applications will be cloud-based.

9. 5G’s rapid rollout: 5G is here and it’s landing far faster than any previous wireless generation – the potential for individuals, businesses, and society is enormous. GIV predicts that 58 per cent of the world’s population will have access to 5G.

10. Global digital governance: Advancements in digital tech must be balanced by shared data standards and principles for data use. GIV predicts that the annual volume of global data will reach 180 ZB (1 ZB = 1 trillion GB).

“Human exploration will never stop,” said Kevin Zhang, CMO of Huawei ICT Infrastructure. “We should set our sights beyond what we see now and look to the future, shifting from innovation to invention. We’re seeing rapid changes to life, work, and society as every industry adopts AI, 5G, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies. Huawei is committed to building digital platforms, user experiences, and intelligent technology that power ubiquitous connectivity in every scenario. It’s our mission to offer every person, home and organisation an intelligent future and the benefits of new opportunities for growth,” he added.

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