Top Tech Trends in Canada in 2021
If you are curious as to which tech trends dominated Canada in 2021, continue reading to find out everything you need to know as this year comes to a close.
As we edge closer towards the end of the year, a number of tech trends have taken Canada by storm throughout the first half of 2021. As technological advancements continue to emerge on a daily basis, keeping up to date with the latest tech trends can ensure your business stays afloat during turbulent times. Continue reading to familiarize yourself with the top tech trends in Canada in 2021.
Whilst blockchain is perhaps most commonly associated with Bitcoin, its wide-reaching benefits extend further than that of cryptocurrency. It is, in the simplest of terms, an ever-expanding chain of data. It can be extremely useful and diverse and can even be incorporated as an extra layer of safety and security for businesses based in Canada and further afield. One of the main advantages of blockchain is that once data is implanted, it cannot be extracted. As a result, it has been adopted as a decentralized security measure with no need for third-party intervention by small businesses and large corporations alike up and down the country. If you are interested in a career in blockchain, it may benefit you to be well-versed in data structures, web development, flat databases, and a wide range of programming languages.
As 2021 comes to a close, artificial intelligence has played a starring role. As well as being adopted by a growing number of Canadian businesses, it has also proven to be a popular investment choice for global investors such as, for example, the Tej Kohli Foundation, Jocelyn Goldfein and Eric Lofkosky. Despite working away in the background of a number of key industries and sectors for decades, it has exploded into the mainstream this year due to the popularity of ride-sharing apps, smartphone personal assistants, navigation apps, and speech and image recognition. Despite its early success, it is set to continue reaching new heights into next year and well into the future.
Robotics may conjure up images of characters in popular films and television shows, but their real-world approach is a little more realistic. In recent years, it has led to the automation of a number of formerly manual tasks and has assisted with the process of data management, application interpretation, transaction processing, and even email correspondence. With these tasks largely viewed as monotonous and repetitive, employees can free up time to spend on duties relating to the daily running of the business as a whole. But with robotics continuing to grow and develop at an accelerated pace, a growing number of consumers are worried at the prospect of widespread job losses. Recent statistics have, however, shown that robotics are far more likely to have a positive impact on the economy on a global scale.
With technology continuing to impact our lives in more ways than ever before, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics have made a lasting impact on Canadian consumers, businesses and investors in 2021. As technological advancements continue to grow and develop at a rapid pace, these trends are only expected to reach new heights as we enter 2022 in the coming months.