By THE NATION
* Prediction Number 1
> 90 per cent of all manual IT operations and data-management tasks will be completely automated, opening the door to a new era of IT innovation.
> By 2025, 90 per cent of all manual IT operations and data-management tasks will be completely automated.
* Prediction Number 2
> There will be 600 times more sensitive data shared on the cloud.
> Hackers/attackers are becoming more sophisticated, so it’s critical for companies to ensure the resilience of their data and systems.
* Prediction Number 3
> 100 per cent of enterprise applications will include some form of AI.
> By 2025, 100 per cent of enterprise applications will include some form of embedded AI.
* Prediction Number 4
> 100 per cent of supply-chain apps will depend on augmented reality, virtual reality, blockchain, machine learning (ML) and the internet of things (IoT).
> In some cases, AI algorithms eliminate the need for human decision-making altogether.
* Prediction Number 5
> Automated business processes will enable more personalised interactions in HR, sales, and other business domains.
> By 2025, 80 per cent of sales will be automated, enabling sales reps to focus on relationship-building and customer engagement.
* Prediction Number 6
> 80 per cent of major cities will use IoT for Smart City initiatives. By 2025, 80 per cent of major cities will use IoT data for Smart City initiatives.
* Prediction Number 7
> Data science will be increasingly automated and embedded into analytics and data-management systems.
> By 2025, based on current trajectories, there will not be enough data scientists to meet rising demand.
* Prediction Number 8
> The rise of AI-based machines will create new jobs that haven’t been invented yet.
> Machines are acting as employees in some companies, requiring business leaders to consider how these mechanical workers can best collaborate with one another.
* Prediction Number 9
> Cybersecurity attacks will become more sophisticated with the use of IoT and AI.
> By 2025, 80 per cent of security attacks will come from an inside source.
* Prediction Number 10
> 80 per cent of data will be linked to things instead of individuals.
> The scale of identity data is larger than ever before, with much of that data scattered across users, applications, and ecosystems.