Alphabet is broken out into its core Google business and a number of other subsidiaries, which it deems "Other Bets." The majority of Google's business comes from advertising revenues, which the company generates through its search engine as well as a number of other Google-affiliated and partnership websites. Outside of search and advertising, Google generates revenue from products including cloud and enterprise, consumer hardware, mapping, and YouTube. In addition to Google, Alphabet encompasses a host of other subsidiaries called "Other Bets." These companies are more experimental in nature, and as a result are not material to Alphabet's bottom line.
At the Last Futurist, we enjoy looking at AI Trends and digital transformation trends. In between those two are more broad technology trends. In fact these topics make up the mission statement of this new news site. However the last decade had a lot of technology and gadgets that didn't fare so well in the real world. The decade was mobile all the way, with mass adoption taking place the way we might expect the brain-computer interface (BCI) to achieve mass adoption in a future decade years from now. In the decade ahead the move to automated stores and electric vehicles are real trends, but it's important to differentiate the hype from the reality. Autonomous vehicles, quantum computing going mainstream, better self-learning AI, hang on a second! Even mass adoption of digital currencies is coming faster. From computers to the internet and smart phones, a few generations shows a lot of progress. But technology never stands still. Advertising has scaled a world of surveillance capitalism normalization and an AI-arms race is now taking place. Most technology trends and AI listicles only touch the surface of how humans are embedding technology increasingly into their lives. However looking at it from the perspectives of many industries and across technology and innovation stacks gives a more complete picture. The real world and customer experience are the real tests for new technological innovations and pivots. It will take decades for 3D printing, quantum computing and an AGI to even become mature, but an age of biotechnology and AI in healthcare, education and finance is inevitable. From Huawei, to ByteDance (TikTok), to Didi, China will wage major battles for global market share in 5G, consumer apps, E-commerce, mobile payments and ride sharing, among others. Chinese led tech companies -- with the support of the Chinese Government and venture funds such as Softbank Vision Fund -- can mean that in the 2020s China's ecosystem fully replaces Silicon Valley as the leader of innovation. In 2019, some believe this has already occurred.
The modern world is changing more and more quickly with each passing year. If you don't pay attention to new changes or keep up the pace, it's easy to fall behind the times (and the market) while other companies beat you to the punch. To keep abreast of current changes – at least at a level of basic understanding. Adding to that, if you can't understand the buzzwords others are using in conversation, it's much harder to look smart while participating in that conversation. In this post, we're going to give you the 10 IT & technology buzzwords you won't be able to avoid in 2020 so that you can stay poised to take advantage of market opportunities and new conversations alike. The first in our definitive rundown of tech buzzwords 2020 is computer vision. Exciting and futuristic, the concept of computer vision is based on computing devices or programs gaining the ability to extract detailed information from visual images.
India is gearing up for the next generation computers. This move also reinforces the Digital India and Make in India vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Government of India (GoI) has launched the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) to connect the national academia with research institutes. With its peak computing power and high memory compute nodes supercomputers are expected to open out new avenues of scientific research and innovation. The first phase of NSM has already begun.
We have never lived in a world of faster and more wide-reaching technology innovations. Our jobs, businesses, and how we operate as societies are being transformed by technology, and the current global pandemic is only fast-tracking the digital transformation. With this post, I want to delve into the top 10 tech trends that are driving the 4th Industrial Revolution, and that will define the next decade. What it is: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning refer to the ability of machines to learn and act intelligently--meaning they can make decisions, carry out tasks and even predict future outcomes based on what they learn from the data. I believe AI will transform our world and how we live in it.