New technology—such as AI, IoT, 5G, and bioengineering—is changing every facet of human society. It is driving sustainable development, economic growth, digital transformation, and product innovation. People are improving their lives with increasingly sensitive, connected, and intelligent applications for smart homes, smart energy, autonomous driving, and immersive reality (AR/VR).
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are opening up new ways for enterprises to solve complex problems. But they will also have a profound effect on the underlying infrastructure and processes of IT. According to Gartner, "only 4% of CIOs worldwide report that they have AI projects in production." That number will grow dramatically over the next few years.