Artificial Intelligence gets real
ChatGPT, a buzzword now, is an AI-based tool that could redefine the online experience. AI has until now been in the background, doing its job without getting noticed, but expect that to change. Google has already declared a ‘Code Red’ and will showcase its AI prowess more prominently in 2023. Microsoft, already a stakeholder in ChatGPT, will look to further build on it. AI may just turn real in 2023.
The small ‘Matter’ of smart devices
Smart devices will change in 2023 as a new, unified standard for Internet of Things (IoT) — Matter — makes its presence felt. Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon — all are on board with Matter. Matter will make it relatively easier for different smart home devices to work together with minimum fuss. If you have a Matter-enabled smart home device — and there will be plenty in 2023 — then it will be easier to control it through Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.
The year of AR, VR
Not a technology that will go mainstream in 2023, but the combination of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will become more prominent. Apple is already rumoured to be working on a mixed reality device — a headset/glass — which should land in 2023. Apple’s device will be a niche product but with its tech chops and uncanny ability to keep people in its ecosystem, the headset could certainly change the narrative for AR and VR. Expect other players to also jump on to the bandwagon.
Metaverse: Hit or miss?
For Mark Zuckerberg, it is an allor-nothing bet on Metaverse. Will it become big in 2023? Unlikely. For almost everyone pinning their hopes on the Metaverse, be assured that it is a long-term bet, and we are still in the early stages. Microsoft and Nvidia have big plans for the Metaverse but nothing that will make you sit up and take note in 2023. Metaverse is right now a whole lot of noise and very little action.
5G and hyper-connectivity
The 5G rollout’s real impact will be visiblein2023. Gradually, citiesare being covered by 5G services. So, expect a flurry of action with interconnected devices making a big splash. Right now, only 5G-ready smartphones are available in India, but next year there will be more 5G-ready devices as coverage expands to reach more users.