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April 15th, 2021

Top AI Trends To Watch Out For In 2021


What is Artificial Intelligence?

The computer system’s ability to imitate human-like cognitive functions like learning and problem-solving is considered artificial intelligence.

The significance of artificial intelligence and its resulting components has long been recognized. They are seen as instruments and methods for making the world a better place. It’s also not essential to use high-tech gadgets to use AI. Its significance stems from the fact that it makes our lives simpler. 

Humans benefit greatly from these systems, which are designed to minimize human effort as much as possible. They typically have the opportunity to work in an automated manner. As a result, when running parts associated with this technology, manual interference is the last thing that could be requested or seen.

AI, or artificial intelligence (AI), either offers transformative positive societal improvements or fatally threatens humanity’s very life! 

As the pandemic threatens to change our personal and professional lives, business leaders are faced with fresh and dynamic challenges. Many leaders have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to help them navigate short-term, long-term, and unforeseen challenges.

Covid-19 sparked a surge in AI adoption

AI has the opportunity to boost business by encouraging executives and decision-makers to be more proactive and assisting in the profitability of companies. Many companies that use AI technologies are doing so to survive the Covid-19 storm, and in many instances, they’ve been able to expand their bottom lines through unparalleled adversity. 

In reality, according to most executives polled, AI technologies, supported by Python Development Companies, aided their businesses in absorbing the initial shock and impact of Covid-19. Given the general consensus that AI has performed a significant and crucial role in the last year, it should come as no surprise that investment in AI technologies has increased and that Covid-19’s effect has driven many industries to adopt AI faster. 

Let us check out the top Artificial Intelligence (AI) trends to be followed in 2021.

  • Making space for the IPA (Intelligent Process Automation)

According to Forrester, approximately 25% of Fortune 500 businesses plan to invest in and introduce intelligent process automation (IPA) systems. IPA, which is a cousin to RPA, uses artificial intelligence to automate complex tasks. 

The more Machine learning algorithms sort the data, the higher AI recognizes it for intelligent processing.OCR is an example of AI working with conventional RPA to read unstructured data from scanned documents. In 2021, prepare to see even more AI-powered RPA marvels.

  • AI-enabled chips will improve efficiency.

AI-enabled chips, which are the newest trend, are projected to produce US$91,185 million in revenue by 2025, up from US$6,638 million in 2018. 

Applications that include AI such as object recognition, image processing, facial recognition, and natural language processing would be much smoother with AI-enabled chips. NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and AMD are developing AI-enabled chips to improve the performance of AI applications. Qualcomm’s latest AI-enabled Snapdragon 732G has been released to boost High-Tier Mobile Gaming.

  • The Rise and Fall of Data Highways

Data will continue to expand in leaps and bounds, and companies will need to embrace advanced analytics and adapt diverse business models to stay competitive. To stay up with the market, they’ll need to form specialized data science teams and reconsider their strategic planning.

  • Cybersecurity and data breaches: Artificial Intelligence

Hacking and malicious scams may become more common as data becomes more available. AI and advanced prediction algorithms will play a crucial role in cybersecurity around 2021 and beyond. Although enhancing enterprise cybersecurity initiatives, AI may help deter cybercrime. 

Artificial intelligence-powered cybersecurity can be used to identify suspicious digital behavior or transactions and trigger preventive alarms until protections are breached, and sensitive data is adjusted.

  • Hybrid workers are becoming more popular.

Organizations will hop on the RPA bandwagon after the Covid-19 pandemic has been contained, which means quickly introducing cognitive AI and RPA to manage high-volume, repetitive activities. The new workplace will shift to a hybrid workforce environment as more use cases arise. The human workers will cooperate with automated bots; Alexa, Siri, and other digital assistants have already started. 

This pattern would likely lead to more interactive AI experiences in 2021 and beyond, maybe even without people realizing it.

  • Monitoring of company processes using artificial intelligence

When combined with cognitive automation projects, hyper-automation projects would dive deeper into a company, allowing it to incorporate AI-enabled tools to redefine how business processes would operate in real-time. In the coming years, AI-enabled process and content intelligence technologies will equip digital staff with the necessary skills to automate reasoning, judgment, natural language, creating context and producing data-driven insights.

  • Automated machine learning and the growth of Data Scientists

Machine learning algorithms and techniques are becoming more streamlined in organizations, enabling even non-experts to use them. In the future, tools like Google Cloud AutoML, which pave the way for citizen data scientists, will grow in popularity. 

These tools will enable data-driven businesses to customize as needed without understanding the complex Machine Learning workflow in detail. Most companies will perform real-world tests in all business processes and turn to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) for AI software.

  • The rise of quantum AI will be aided by qubits.

Businesses might solve the holy grail of quantum supremacy, which would enable them to calculate the Qubits used by supercomputers. Devices like those built so far by Google and IBM represent the next move forward in quantum computing, enabling businesses to address questions about quantum computing study’s possible results.

  • Conversational AI that is tailored to you

Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be tailored to help computers better understand human speech. Chatbots will better understand the human purpose and have a more comprehensive answer and interpretation to user queries.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) will merge.

The combination of AI and the Internet of Things is a perfect technological match!!! When these two innovations are merged, they will usher in a new age of actionable intelligence. Predictive maintenance will become more widespread in manufacturing as a result of sensor-powered AI. Smart Home Devices, such as Google’s Nest, will become increasingly popular.

  • The Skills Gap Is Getting Wider

It is important to educate people on how to use modern technology as it is introduced. With the rapid advancement of AI technology, preparation is critical to an organization’s continued success with AI applications. Over the next three years, IBM estimates that millions of jobs would need to be retrained or reskilled due to AI. 

Even though training has become more widely accessible, implementation tends to lag behind the workplace training, leading to issues down the road if not appropriately addressed. This takes us back to AI ethics, especially in ensuring that human prejudices are not incorporated into AI models. 

To keep their workforces innovative, companies must invest in training on these emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence (AI) innovations allow employees to go beyond their human capacities, but if people aren’t properly qualified to use these tools, the skills gap can only expand.


Thus, when it comes to defining the innovations that will transform how we live, function, AI is assuredly a big topic. One must note that, as AI adoption increases, ethical issues and investing in the workforce will remain critical components of success. AI will be a valuable tool for businesses to leverage and optimize business growth and sustainability as they continue to manage the relentless changes and disruptions of the current time.

Author Bio– Harikrishna Kundariya, a marketer, developer, IoT, ChatBot & Blockchain savvy, designer, co-founder, Director of eSparkBiz  Technologies. His 8+ experience enables him to provide digital solutions to new start-ups based on IoT and ChatBot.

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