Thoughtworks unveils its latest tech trends report, ‘Looking Glass’, a comprehensive analysis of emerging technologies designed to empower organizations and leaders in making informed decisions. The 2024 edition of report, covering over 100 trends, is segmented through five lenses, each offering insights, signals, and strategic recommendations for adoption, analysis, and anticipation.
Here are my key takeaways:
- AI’s ubiquitous reach - AI is going in every facet of technology, from conversational interfaces to AI-assisted software development and software-defined vehicles. The surge in AI-based investments necessitates establishing harmonious collaboration between humans and AI, emphasizing the need for standardized practices in AI usage. Read more on Lens - AI everywhere.
- Rise of AI and data platforms - The rise of AI and data platforms signifies a shift towards realizing tangible value from data. Emerging open data sharing standards and evolving infrastructure are indicative of a data-driven future. Read more on Lens - Data and AI platforms.
- Evolving human-computer interactions - Interactions between humans and computers are evolving towards greater naturalness and intuitiveness. Advancements in XR, GenAI, and computer vision create opportunities for enhanced engagement. Enterprise XR stands to benefit from cost and time savings, improved training, and onboarding, while consumers explore new dimensions of spatial computing. Read more on Lens - Evolving interactions.
- Blurring real and virtual realities - The lines between the real and virtual worlds are increasingly blurring, driven by the growing acceptance of artificial or technologically defined systems. This convergence spans autonomous vehicles, drones, robots, and digital twins. Read more on Lens - Physical-digital convergence.
- Responsible and ethical tech imperative - In an era dominated by AI, XR, GenAI, and the metaverse, the integration of responsible and ethical tech practices becomes paramount. Establishing standards and practices is crucial for the sustained success of technology. Read more on Lens - Responsible tech.
For in-depth insights:
For a more comprehensive understanding of these trends and recommendations, explore the Thoughtworks Looking Glass and download the full report there. Stay ahead of the curve with Thoughtworks as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of technology together.