This Is What’s At The Heart Of Tech Innovation Now

This Is What’s At The Heart Of Tech Innovation Now
Stéphane Renevier, CFA

9 months ago1 min

According to ARK Invest's research, five innovation platforms are shaping our technological era: public blockchains, multiomic sequencing (methods to measure biological molecules), energy storage, robotics, and AI. But those are just the tip of the iceberg.

Beneath the surface, 14 investable technologies are converging, each one poised to benefit from improvements in the others. This convergence could lead to unprecedented exponential growth and lightning-fast innovation.

And at the heart of it all, are neural networks – complex computer systems that mimic the human brain. They can learn from data and perform lots of cool tasks, like recognizing faces or helping diagnose diseases. And thanks to their versatility, they might solve problems in many different fields.

But what’s critical here is that improvements in one technology can catalyze growth in others. For instance, neural networks can enable autonomous vehicles to navigate complex environments and react to unforeseen events. That, in turn, is likely to catalyze growth in advanced battery technology, which may itself be used in intelligent devices, which are in turn linked to digital wallets.

Mind you, there’s a ton of hype surrounding these things – and a new technology doesn’t always make for a good investment. But it’s hard not to get excited about the possibilities. If you’re interested to read more about how to invest in AI, you’re in luck: we just published this deep dive.



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