Content-type: text/html Downes.ca ~ Stephen's Web ~ Tech Trends 2024: AI and electric vehicle deals

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Four trends are identified: a slowdown in AI development, a price war for electric vehicles, humanoid robots, and the rise of the weight-loss drugs. I think AI development will be a bit like Moore's law, with more and more power packed into smaller and cheaper units. If a limit to this is reached (and it won't be in 2024) the alternative architectures (analogous to multiple cores or special purpose processors) will keep things moving. Regarding electric vehicles, I think the big issue starting in 2024 will be whether we should be building nuclear plants to address electricity shortages as we cut back on fossil fuels. I think we should. Humanoid robots will be a novelty in 2024 but probably not much more (the future arrives more slowly than you think). Finally, I'm hopeful for the weight-loss drugs.

Today: 0 Total: 1479 [Direct link] [Share]


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

Copyright 2024
Last Updated: May 20, 2024 02:30 a.m.

Canadian Flag Creative Commons License.

Force:yes