A team of scientists and technology analysts at Telenor Research have argued that self-driving cars, AI, big data and cryptocurrencies will be key in the market in 2018. Following are some of the imminent technological trends laid out by the team:
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The EU will update the General Data Protection Regulation in mid-2018 in several ways. Customers of any digital service are the owners of the data produced when using any service. The regulation strengthens how that data is protected for everyone, aiming to give control back to private users.
Blockchain is, by design, resistant to modification. However, this also brings about the challenge of diversifying its practical applications: to create more varied and usable blockchain-based solutions, developers need to be able to modify it.
Additionally, the UK has been placed on top of an index ranking for the readiness of international governments for AI. Researchers at Oxford Insights say: “The UK is first in our rankings, reflecting its world-leading centres for AI research and strong technology industry. Although the UK has great starting conditions for AI development, it faces stiff competition from other countries seeking to be top of the global rankings.”