Emerging Technology and Trends

Shifts in digital ecosystems that are potentially disruptive and understudied, including novel technological innovations, as well as novel uses of existing technology, and their impacts on communities. Examples include machine learning, artificial intelligence, data trusts, blockchain, quantum computing, gigwork, and others.

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Emerging technology refers to digital tools, technologies, and trends that are relatively new in society, and whose economic, political, and social impacts are still being understood. One example of an emerging technology is artificial intelligence, which is a field of computer science focused on making data-driven predictions and automating decisions.

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