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Top 5 breakthrough technologies of 2016

Technologies are now able to solve big problems and open up new opportunities. This year, technology has achieved several milestones. Here are the top five innovative technologies of this year.

Immune Engineering

Scientists have invented cells that have been genetically altered to destroy leukaemia. This cell has been extensively engineered and has been proposed as a therapy. There have been four genetic changes; two changes have been introduced by the new technique genome editing.

Conversational Interfaces

China’s leading Internet company has come up with a powerful speech technology which makes it easier to use smartphones. Speech technology is now widespread in China. People are using it to shop, search, etc. Voice technology will make communication with the smartphone much easier.

Robots that teach each other

People started making robots many years ago. But this year, scientists made robots that can teach each other. These robots can do things beyond routine activities that robots usually do. These robots learn tasks and send their knowledge to the cloud so that other robots can pick it up from there.

DNA Appstore

It is an online store where information regarding your gene is stored. Using this app, you can easily learn about your health risks and physical traits.

SolarCity’s Gigafactory

It is a $750 million solar facility in Buffalo that will produce a gigawatt of high-efficiency solar panels every year. Homeowners will be highly benefited from this technology.

These inventions are indeed breakthroughs of this year. These are indications of how far technology can take us. Technology is making our life more comfortable every day. We should adopt to new technology whenever possible.

Drew Valdez

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