Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and security concerns are among the biggest forces that will impact the internet over the next five to seven years, according to a new report from the Internet Society, a nonprofit focused on the open development, evolution and use of the internet. The organization’s 2017 Global Internet Report predicts a mix of promise and uncertainty as we move toward the digital future, and makes recommendations for safeguarding the internet for the next generation.
The report identifies six key “drivers of change,” emphasizing that the forces are highly interconnected:
- The Internet & the Physical World (a.k.a. the Internet of Things).
- Artificial Intelligence. T
- Cyber Threats.
- The Internet Economy.
- Networks, Standards & Interoperability.
- The Role of Government.