Technology trends

Technology Trends 2022 – ELE Times

We ushered in the new year! We may not be able to travel in flying cars or live on the Moon in 2022, but we can expect a faster pace of digitization and virtualization of business and society. The coming year will bring many exciting breakthroughs and trends that will not only rule the tech industry, but also pave the way for more sustainable working and living conditions.

Looking back to the past year, 2021 has played a major role in rebalancing teaching and learning methods and approaches, with educational institutions around the world adopting new ways to ensure classrooms in highly engaging and effective live in digital mode. Even when students are at home and away from college, virtual collaboration and communication between students, parents, and teachers has become an essential part of adding value to studies. To provide students with future-ready skill sets, we have integrated state-of-the-art technologies into the curriculum as well as the teaching and learning methods at NIIT University (NU). Here are seven tech trends that will have a major impact on the Indian tech industry in the coming year.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Products based on artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms have exploded in popularity in recent years for a variety of reasons. AI has fully taken over the entire way we work and live, using smartphones, smart TVs, wearables and even smart vehicles to lighten our workloads and make our lives easier. fun games. As India ramps up its digitization efforts, artificial intelligence and machine learning become a top priority in 2022.

Digitally Extended Realities

Extended Reality (XR) is an engaging technology that allows users to experience the physical and virtual worlds simultaneously. Existing extended reality technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR), are already dominating the technology sector. As the pace of change in the digital world accelerates, these technologies will continue to dominate in the year ahead. The year 2022 brings more compelling digital experiences to the tech industry.

Transition to digital learning and employment

In a world that was already experimenting with digital POS, COVID-19 accelerated the transition to further automation. This might seem like a threat to the traditional ladder of employment, but on closer inspection it opens up new opportunities for digital work. The education sector is seeing a surge in employment, from digital robots to jobs in new technologies. Although the growth of manual labor may decline, the demand for digital labor will increase. NIIT University has emphasized learning technology since its inception. Students can receive a good education even if they are isolated at home thanks to technology platforms like Nugget.

Digitization, virtualization and datafication

It would be foolish to assume that the pandemic will not impact our lives in 2022. Nevertheless, now that the majority of us have accepted the “new normal” theory, the focus in 2022 will be on prosperity in the new world rather than simply surviving it. The main objective would be to provide real experiences in the digital world, such as playing, socializing, studying or even working with real acquaintances. The future culture will be that of the “Metaverse”, in which the physical and digital worlds coexist.

And, to make this process as smooth as possible, dozens of new apps and devices are either in development or coming soon. Scanning tools will help you convert documents, study notes, and even photo albums to digital format. Online games will allow people to socialize in the virtual world. The key trend that will dominate the tech industry is to make everything available online, even spirituality. We are all aware of the importance of spirituality in India. In 2022, users will be able to connect online with live astrologers or tarot readers through apps related to astrology and psychic reading.

Privacy and security first

The top trend to watch in 2021 was cybersecurity. Undoubtedly, as more and more things go digital, people will need to avoid and reduce cybersecurity threats in the coming year. It is expected that the technology sector will see many new inventions and secure applications in the coming year to help protect users’ private data. Antivirus and antimalware software will try to meet the user’s needs and include more features than ever before. App lockers and security extensions are also set to get a drastic makeover. End-to-end encrypted data transfer and file sharing apps based on advanced technologies like QR codes will enable users to share their data securely and thus gain popularity among users. The end goal would be to provide users with the best possible digital world while maintaining their privacy and security. The government has earmarked 8,000 crore in the 2020 budget to develop quantum computing technology over the next five years.

Faster networks with greater bandwidth

5G has been in the works for what seems like forever, but 2022 could finally be the year these next-gen networks go live. The 5G spectrum auction is expected to take place in the first half of next year. 5G networks will be offered to the general public next year if all goes well. In a word, 5G means less lag, or what users think of as speed.

We believe the tech-driven growth boom will continue into 2022 and beyond. The world is undoubtedly in the midst of a digital revolution, led by the United States, China and India. In education, digitization has proven to be a cost-effective way to conserve resources. In response, colleges will need to pivot and offer their students a blended learning system that includes a variety of digital activities that, when combined, can produce successful learning. Innovative pedagogies and technology-based teacher-student engagement can be incorporated into this approach. The National Education Policy (NEP2020), which emphasizes technology, provides a policy framework for this. The way forward is a hybrid approach that uses technology as a tool, and that is precisely what NEP 2020 offers.

Contributing author:

Professor Parimal V Mandke, Vice President, NIIT University