Top 10 Trending Technologies in the industry

+13 votes

I'm sure a lot of you are pondering which skill you can learn to grow your career. For me, its AI - Artificial Intelligence.

The entire list of top 10 technologies can be read here:

What do you guys think is a must-posses skill..??

Jul 28, 2018 in Career Counselling by Vardhan
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13 answers to this question.

+4 votes

I think AR and VR (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) is the technology you should get intoFrom decades, we are trying to make human interaction with machines better, more realistic and AR and VR is how you take it to the next level. So, skills like 3D tools, sound design, VR UI etc., should be a must-posses skill.


answered Jul 30, 2018 by digger
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edited Aug 6, 2018 by digger
hm...but how can we quantify AR and VR as skills?
They are output IMO!
Ya right.. I meant the skills required to be a VR developer.. Have edited my answer now :-P *peace*
haha okay @digger :)
I think VR used with AI can build something mind-blowing.
+5 votes


is the solution for data transferring with high security and integrity. With so many applications of Blockchain already existing in various fields and so many fields in which Blockchain can be used, Blockchain will change the face of data storage and transfer as we know it.

answered Jul 30, 2018 by Omkar
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I was actually thinking of learning blockchain; by any chance do you have an idea about certified courses in this technology?
Hm....Agreed. But will it be the catalyst to technological growth?
There are many online certification courses available like udemy, Coursera, Edureka.. But I would personally prefer the certification course of Edureka. The 24*7 tech support is really useful.
Thank you so very much @Sunil :)
+4 votes
I think the best new technology to learn would be AI. We are using AI in literally everything right now. AI is a hot technology and is likely to stay hot for a really long time, its only going to get better with time. Hence learning AI would be very useful.
answered Jul 30, 2018 by Kalgi
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I really think that AI is one of the top tech that is trending. But inorder to have knowledge on AI you will have to get hands on with many other technologies.
Yesss thats true!! Once we have the knowledge, we can start practicing from small projects to big ones. And eventually become a pro at it. I think AI has a lot of potential for atleast a decade, mastering it would be very useful.
+5 votes

I think Neural network will be in demand in the coming future.
Neural networks, also known as Deep Learning, are pushing computing power into a new frontier.

Driving autonomously through busy streets or recognizing human emotions through facial expressions is possible as a result of a new type of computer simulation based on the structure of the human brain. Artificial neural networks simulate neuron-like connections and mimic how the human brain processes, stores, and acts on information.

The power of neural networks can be leveraged for just about every industry – from online retail (shopping cart analysis) and finance (credit card fraud prevention) to sports (winning games), healthcare (disease prevention), and agriculture (managing crops).

answered Jul 30, 2018 by Priyaj
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AI techniques are evolving rapidly and organizations will need to invest significantly in skills, processes and tools to successfully exploit these techniques and build AI-enhanced systems," said Mr. Cearley. "Investment areas can include data preparation, integration, algorithm and training methodology selection, and model creation. Multiple constituencies including data scientists, developers and business process owners will need to work together.
+6 votes

I think the top trending tech would be Blockchain Ethereum.

Ethereum is an open software platform based on blockchain technology. Blockchains are a ledger of transactions that are recorded as “blocks,” time-stamped, and unalterable. Blockchains are designed so that data cannot be altered retroactively, making it more resistant to fraud or tampering. Ethereum blockchains are used by developers to build and deploy decentralized applications that are not controlled by any individual or central entity.

answered Jul 30, 2018 by bug_seeker
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I think Hyperledger has more scope when compared to Ethereum.
@Johnyboy can you elaborate the point?
Hey @Priyaj Kumar, I have got a blog for you that explains what ethereum and hyperledger is. I hope you find it useful.
That's a nice content, thank you.
+5 votes

I think these are the top 10 technologies are used in the industry currently :

  1. Artificial Intelligence 
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Block chain
  4. Robotics
  5. Cloud 
  6. Deep Learning
  7. Big Data Hadoop
  8. Automation
  9. AR
  10. VR
Hope this helps.
answered Jul 31, 2018 by anonymous
It could help me more if you justify your ranking.. :)
Are VR and AR different skill sets?
@chaitanya_narala: Yes. AR refers to Augmented Reality which essentially deals with virtual items overlayed on the real world. VR, on the other hand, refers to Virtual Reality where a complete virtual world exists. The way these two technologies work and the engines they require to run make them separate skillsets.
+6 votes
One technology that most people seem to overlook today is Big Data. Professionals nowadays have the mindset that the "trend" lifespan of Big Data is coming to an end because of the saturation of skill in the industry. But, that couldn't be far from the truth. Take, for instance, the concept of exascale computing. Imagine a computing engine which can execute 1 exaFLOP, quite literally 1 billion billion, number of calculations per second. It is believed that this is the computing power of the human brain at the neural level.

These kinds of technological concepts still exist and are being tried and tested, as we speak. So, yeah, big data still has a very bright future ahead.
answered Aug 4, 2018 by Mir
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But, do you think it will still make it to today's top 10?
IMO, Nope!
@Vardhan Big Data Technology is a need. And needs when fulfilled, create a trend. So, yes, I think Big Data will make to to top 10.
@Vardhan: The big data and analytics we are seeing in the industry today is just the tip of the iceberg. If we delve in, big data has applications in almost every single domain in the IT field ranging from IoT and AI to data science and RPA. So, it is imminent for big data to create a whole new trend in the coming years. Let's wait and see.
Agreed @Cache007.
But when we focus on what's trending in 2018, will Big Data make it through?
Maybe even 5 years back, Big Data was trending and could've captured #1. Just not anymore. :(
hmm. interesting...
@Vardhan: Yes, big data and analytics is still a trending profile in 2018. For instance, there are over 20,734 for profiles related big data posted on, alone, which is far more than most other technologies. Another important factor you can consider is that big data is one of the few domains that any professional ranging from a fresher to an experienced product manager can get into.

2018 is huge for big data because of technologies like AI and IoT coming to the forefront. Without big data and analytics, it would've been impossible to tap into these new domains. So, even though the outer shell might seem like a new technology, big data is still their foundation, and companies need professionals who can understand and work with big data to implement projects in AI and IoT.
I can't disagree there...
+7 votes
Machine learning is becoming very important as it has applications in all areas. It can be applied in varied fields and in combination with AI it will revolutionise several industries altogether
answered Aug 4, 2018 by Gaurav Bindra
Machine learning is already the big thing. But can you talk more about the implementation.
Mention the skills to possess
+6 votes
This world itself is an amalgamation of several data. Every second of our life we are generating some data or the other ,but what matters is efficient handling of these data for better performance. So for me, Big data and hadoop is something which is  the need of the hour. It can definitely boost our career   .A better knowledge of these technologies can play a vital role in helping our pay check take a leap.
answered Aug 4, 2018 by Kriti kiran
Don't you think you're a little late? Maybe?
+5 votes
Intelligent things are physical things that go beyond the execution of rigid programming models to exploit AI to deliver advanced behaviors and interact more naturally with their surroundings and with people. AI is driving advances for new intelligent things such as autonomous vehicles, robots, drones etc. and delivering enhanced capability to many existing things such as Internet of Things(IOT), connected consumer and industrial systems.
answered Aug 6, 2018 by Aniket
what kind of skills do people have to possess to learn AI? i'm interested!
Skills and experience required to become an AI Engineer is mentioned here, have a look, might help
+4 votes
AI techniques are evolving rapidly and organizations will need to invest significantly in skills, processes and tools to successfully exploit these techniques and build AI-enhanced systems," said Mr. Cearley. "Investment areas can include data preparation, integration, algorithm and training methodology selection, and model creation. Multiple constituencies including data scientists, developers and business process owners will need to work together.
answered Aug 6, 2018 by Aman Prateek
So you're saying its going to bring about a huge change in the way an organization works? will a lot companies accept so many changes? And how does that make AI one of the most trending technology?
+2 votes

I think learning DevOps would be very very beneficial as all the companies now are shifting to the DevOps culture. knowing at least the basic of a few widely used tools would increase your chance to impress the interviewer. 

DevOps Tools:

  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Ansible
  • Puppet
  • Chef
answered Jan 17, 2019 by Laurel
0 votes

Hey @Vardhan, talking about multi-purpose skills that'll come handy in future would be DevOps. Learning DevOps tools would be very useful as those tools are mainly for continuous integration and automation which is much needed in the IT industry. 

answered Feb 19, 2019 by Kavya

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