While data have always been an important business input, recent advances in AI and analytics are increasing the number of arenas in which decision-makers can activate data’s superpowers, from hiring to product development to customer engagement.
Three industries will spend the most on security solutions in 2019 — banking, discrete manufacturing, and federal or central government — will invest more than $30 billion combined. Three other industries (process manufacturing, professional services, and telecommunications) will each see spending greater than $6 billion this year.
Worldwide spending on AI systems is forecast to reach $35.8 billion in 2019 — that’s an increase of 44 percent over the amount invested in 2018. IDC expects spending on AI systems will more than double to $79.2 billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38 percent over the 2018-2022 forecast period.
North America is the largest region for wearable medical devices. It’s expected to reach $13.2 billion in revenue by 2023. The Asia-Pacific region’s unmet need for healthcare technology and the growing geriatric population give it the greatest potential for growth.
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A future where personal digital healthcare assistants monitor every aspect of our health and well-being, and screening for and treating disease is tailored to our DNA, isn’t science-fiction. It’s getting closer every day.
“Retailers have more work to do on their apps to inspire omnichannel shopping. In 2019, smartphones will influence 32.2% of U.S. offline retail sales. With more than $1 trillion on the line, we selected nine top U.S. retailers to see what kind of digital experience they bring to the table online and in-store.”
The U.S. video game industry reached a new record. According to the Entertainment Software Industry, U.S. video game revenue — including hardware, software, peripherals and subscriptions — amounted to $43.4 billion in 2018, that’s up from $36.9 billion in 2017.