Can you believe we’re a whole month into the new year already? Neither can we. Before we blink and it’s already April, we thought we’d share some of our top predictions for tech trends in 2023…
1 – AI will skyrocket
Once a technology of the future, 2023 might finally see artificial intelligence (AI) become part of our everyday lives. Already, it’s a core architecture in most businesses and sectors – for instance, using AI to autocomplete emails. There will also be a surge of AI use to write, like ChatGPT models – however, human involvement remains necessary to correct and maintain AI applications.
2 – 3D printing
The first-ever 3D printer was created in Japan in 1981, by Dr. Hideo Kodama. Since then, the concept has proven hugely beneficial for manufacturers to reduce costs and manufacturing time. 3D printing also limits errors and produces much less waste. Recently it’s been crucial for manufacturers facing supply chain delays due to the war in Ukraine – and with new optimisations every day, it looks like we’ll continue to see this strong growth.
3 – The rise of robotics
“Robots are taking our jobs!” We’ve all heard someone panic about being replaced by a robot in the future. While we’re confident this won’t happen, robotic automation has certainly powered new levels of productivity in the workplace. At Tesla AI Day back in September 2022, Elon Musk revealed plans for two humanoid robots – capable of watering plants. Right now, your job is safe – and you might have some extra help around the house.
4 – Climate tech to take centre stage
Sustainability has long been at the forefront of the tech industry. And if world governments want to alleviate the effects of climate change, we need significant investments in climate tech. Luckily, 2023 may be the year we finally make significant progress – in fact, ‘sustainability’ is the tech buzzword of 2023! Governments have pledged to pursue a net-zero future, and sustainable technologies are set to become more affordable.
5 – Scottish space ambitions
The Scottish space sector is predicted to grow an incredible £4 billion by 2030. With investment on the rise and showing no signs of slowing down – it’s a great opportunity for tech companies to create software and applications to support this growth. At present, there are 50,000 people already working in the space industry in Scotland, operating across three launchpads with a further two in development. And these launchpads will facilitate the creation and launch of small satellites.
But more importantly – what does 2023 have in store for you?
Technology is constantly evolving, and will continue to change the world as we know it. Want to be a part of this change? Whether you wish to start the new year with a new role or need to gear up your hiring strategy, Cathcart can help. Make the most of one of the best times to hire, and get in touch with us today.