Humanity and technology are now interconnected, reflecting the impact of compute in modern life. Computing has thus far served as a source of information, a venue for productivity and a home for creativity, the role of computing is undergoing a fundamental shift foundational to all aspects of the economy and our human existence. It is expanding into a new era where systems powered by artificial in – telligence (AI) will be imbued with autonomy and agency, assisting us across both knowledge-and physical-based tasks, and will become part of our am – bient environment. Investment is required to advance novel and more energy-efficient, domain-specific architectures, such as in-memory, neuromorphic and quantum computing.
Every company is a tech company. But in this new era, technology is a standard baseline for success. As we look ahead to the decades yet to come, we will continue to see a move toward digital for everything – the way we work, learn, connect, worship, care for and evolve. As advanced semiconductors enable new levels of human achievement, the world’s need for compute ex – ponentially increases at an inverse ratio of size, cost and power.
Technology is a tool, typically developed in service to our present challenges or desires – be that productivity, efficiency or ease. At the dawn of the information age, enterprise, academia and government worked to – gether, building upon one another’s discoveries of personal computing, internet and networks that en – abled us to become a global society, to launch our world into today. We must again work together to shape our technological future while advancements are in early development by coming together to create new possibilities that bring out the best in our human selves.
We must embrace the democratization of design, allowing rapid innovation built from heterogeneous building blocks over standardized interfaces. The diversity of an open ecosystem lends itself to resilience during challenging times – not perfect, but far better at finding balance among disruption. As adoption in – creases, additional ideas begin to appear alongside to drive further adoption and innovation. We must also ensure technology advances responsibly. And that comes from both development and application. For example, AI is already performing human tasks that used to be difficult to achieve with traditional computing. Machines will soon make more decisions than humans. We need to make sure human oversight and alignment is incorporated by design.
These foundational technologies profoundly shape how we experience the world by creating the bridge from the analog age to the digital age.