By 2025, it is predicted that there will be a 14 percent global penetration rate of home robots; 10 percent increase in the number of companies using AR/VR, 58 percent of the world’s population will have access to 5G and 97 percent of large companies will have deployed AI.
Chinese tech firm Huawei on Thursday launched its Global Industry Vision (GIV) report, continuing its predictions for technology and industry development up to 2025.
Drawing from Huawei’s own quantitative data and real-world use cases of how intelligent technology is permeating every industry, this year’s report identifies 10 megatrends currently shaping how we live and work.
GIV also predicts technology trends up until 2025, including 5G coverage, AI deployment, home robot adoption and smart assistant use rates.
The 10 trends and examples of GIV’s key predictions for 2025 are as follows:
- Living with Bots: Advances in material science, perceptual AI and network technologies are powering the uptake of robotics in a variety of home and personal scenarios. GIV predicts a 14 percent global penetration rate of home robots.
- Super Sight: The convergence of 5G, VR/AR, machine learning and other emerging technologies will let us see beyond distance, distortion, surface and history, opening up new vistas for people, business and culture. GIV predicts that the percentage of companies using AR/VR will increase to 10 percent.
- Zero Search: As data-driven and sensor-equipped appliances and devices begin anticipating our needs, information will find us. Future searches will be button-free, personal social networks will be created effortlessly, and industry will benefit from “zero-search maintenance”. GIV predicts that 90 percent of smart device owners will use intelligent personal assistants.
- Tailored Streets: Intelligent transport systems will connect people, vehicles and infrastructure, creating zero congestion, rapid emergency response and other functions that will make life smoother. GIV predicts that 15 percent of vehicles will have Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything
- Working with Bots: Already transforming many industries, smart automation will take on more hazardous, repetitive, and high-precision tasks – a boon for safety and productivity. GIV predicts that there will be 103 robots in industry for every 10,000 employees.
- Augmented Creativity: Cloud AI will cut the cost and barrier of entry to scientific experimentation, innovation and art, opening up a goldmine of creative potential that’s available to all. GIV predicts that 97 percent of large companies will have deployed AI.
- Frictionless Communication: AI and big data analytics will create seamless communication between companies and customers and break down language barriers. Accuracy, understanding and trust will underpin tomorrow’s communications. GIV predicts that enterprises will fully use 86 percent of the data that they produce.
- Symbiotic Economy: Companies across the planet are adopting digital tech and smart applications on unified access platforms – that means greater collaboration, resource-sharing, stronger global ecosystems and higher productivity. GIV predicts that every company everywhere will be using cloud technology and 85 percent of business applications will be cloud-based.
- 5G’s rapid rollout: 5G is here and it’s landing far faster than any previous wireless generation – the potential for individuals, businesses and society is enormous. GIV predicts that 58 percent of the world’s population will have access to 5G.
- Global Digital Governance: Advancements in digital tech must be balanced by shared data standards and principles for data use. GIV predicts that the annual volume of global data will reach 180 ZB (1 ZB = 1 trillion GB).
“Human exploration will never stop. We should set our sights beyond what we see now and look to the future, shifting from innovation to invention,” said Kevin Zhang, the CMO of Huawei ICT Infrastructure.
The first GIV report was released in 2018. According to Huawei, GIV @2025 is designed to analyse industry development trends and serve as a strategic guide for ICT deployment.