Artificial intelligence and virtual reality are among the trends projected to disrupt business over the next three years.
They are among the five most significant technology trends identified by Accenture in its annual Technology Vision report.
The study comprised a survey of 6,500 executives worldwide conducted by Accenture Labs and Accenture Research. It also included a global online survey of 6,300 business and technology executives in 25 countries. These are the five trends identified:
More than four in five (84%) executives said that through technology, companies are weaving themselves seamlessly into how people live today.
“Technology is now firmly embedded throughout our everyday lives and is reshaping large parts of society,” stated Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology and innovation officer. “Just as cities developed around ports and then railroads, or people rebuilt their lives around electricity, the world today is reimagining itself around digital innovation – and, by extension, the companies that provide those services. This requires a new type of relationship, built on trust and the sharing of large amounts of personal information.”