Technology that will strike our lives in 2023
Say hello to new and improved AI assistants, and go to brands like Twitter and Tesla.
Every year, I look forward to predicting what’s new in technology that could impact your life in a big way — and technology that will likely be a waste.
Before we get into it, let’s take a look at 2022.
The hardware was very “mah”. This year’s iPhone, which has mostly unnoticed improvements, was an even more incremental upgrade than last year’s model. In addition, Meta released a $1,500 virtual reality headset that Mark Zuckerberg envisioned would change the way people work — although with two hours of battery life, most people would probably only use it to play games.
Social media became very strange. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion, burned staff and suspended the accounts of some journalists and technicians, leaving a large number of Twitter users looking for alternative sites.
TikTok’s fate is in jeopardy as more than a dozen states have banned the use of the app on government-issued devices, citing national security concerns.
Then, at the end of the year, something really remarkable came up. Artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI released ChatGPT, a chatbot that can generate seemingly intelligent answers to questions. People presenting the bot with requests soon realized that it could write articles, write code, and draft business proposals.
It’s all a sample of what’s going to happen for us next year. We can expect many exciting advances in AI-driven, language processing technology, with the same trends that have persisted over the past few years, including advances in electric cars and metors. Perhaps social media may also be reborn.
Here’s the technological advancement that will strike our lives in 2023.
1. New Chatty Assistant
Early adopters who have been impressed by ChatGPT’s linguistic ability are just as quickly surprised at how inaccurate it can go wrong, especially with simple math. Leaving aside flaws, we can realistically expect AI companies to improve the power of these chatbots with tools that streamline the way we write and read text, AI experts say.
For one, it’s very likely that next year you might have a chatbot that works as a research assistant. Imagine that you are writing a research paper and want to add some historical facts about World War II. You can share a 100-page document with the bot and ask it to summarize highlights related to a particular aspect of the war. The bot will then read the document and prepare a summary for you.
”If you want to enrich your writing with a historical fact, you don’t have to go to the web and search for it,” said Yuo Shoham, an emeritus professor at Stanford University who helped compile the AI Index, an annual report on the progress of artificial intelligence. “It will be right there with the click of a button.”
That doesn’t mean we’ll see a flood of AI apps alone in 2023. Apps like Microsoft Word and Google Sheets could soon add AI tools to streamline people’s workflows, says Rowan Karan, a technology analyst at research firm Forrester.
2. Virtual Truth, i.e. میٹورز
For much of the past decade, tech companies have been promoting virtual reality headsets, such as Quest 2, HTC View, and Sony PlayStation VR, to play games. Now that technology has become more powerful and wireless, tech companies are making tall promises that these headsets will eventually reshape our lives the way smartphones have changed us.
Meta, for one, imagines that MetaVerse can be a virtual space where we work, collaborate, and create. During the launch of the Quest Pro headset this year, the company envisioned that the technology could become a multitasking tool for workers connecting meetings while scrolling through emails and other tasks. Yet upon release, the tool received light reviews, and it remains to be seen whether Metamata can revive its vision for MetaVerse.
The VR drum beat will continue in 2023. Apple, which has publicly said it will never use the word “Metaverse”, is widely expected to release its first headset. While the company hasn’t yet shared details about the product, Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, has expressed his excitement about using augmented reality to leverage digital data in the physical world.
”You’d be surprised at how you lived your life without reality, just as you think today: How did people who like me grow up without the internet?” Mr. Cook told students in Naples in September.
However, he added that this technology is not something that goes deep overnight. Wireless headsets are heavier and used indoors, which means the first iteration of Apple’s headgear, like many others before it, will likely be used for games.
”In other words, there will be a lot of talk about metors and virtual (whatever you want) goggles in 2023, but most likely it’s not going to be the year when these headsets will be widely popular,” said Carolina Milanisi, a consumer tech analyst at research firm Creative Strategies.
”From a consumer’s point of view, it is still very uncertain what you are spending your thousand rupees on when you are buying a headset. “Do I have to meet with VR? With or without legs, this is not a necessity. “
. Electric cars ahead of Tesla
Tesla continued to dominate electric vehicle sales this year, but 2023 could be a turning point for the industry. Tesla shares have fallen this year and its brand has taken a hit since Mr Musk took over Twitter. At the same time, competition in the market is also increasing as EV companies like Ford Motor, Kia, General Motors, Audi and Raven are increasing the production of their electric cars.
In addition, Tesla said in November that it would open its charging connector design to other electric cars. This will help drivers of other types of cars replenish their batteries at Tesla’s charging stations, which are far more spectacular than other types of chargers.
In addition, both California and New York have banned the sale of gas-powered cars until 2035. All of this adds to a perfect storm for the electric car industry to become bigger than a brand in 2023.
4. More options for social media
Twitter remained chaotic for most of 2022, and it will likely continue this coming year as well. In response to this response, Musk asked his followers on Twitter in a ‘survey’ this month whether he should leave the post of head of the company. A majority of nearly <> million users voted yes, but Musk said he would only step down if someone could hold the job was found.
TikTok is also in hot water after its Chinese parent company ByteDance said an internal investigation found that employees improperly obtained data from U.S. users, including two journalists. The revelation has put pressure on the Biden administration to consider more stringent restrictions for the app in the United States.
Regardless of what happens to Twitter and TikTok, it’s clear that a major change is underway in social media. Many journalists, technicians and influencers have moved to Mastodon, a social network similar to Twitter. And many youngsters have already moved on to new apps like BReal, where groups of friends stay in touch by taking and sharing selfies at the same time.
It’s unclear which new social media app will be a big deal in 2023. (Mastodon servers are struggling to handle the surge in users.) But one thing’s for sure: People who feel burned out by Twitter are looking for a safe, fun place to hang out.