In 2018, the growth of artificial intelligence and technologies such as speech recognition, natural language processing and driverless cars continued to emerge more and more onto public domain, with AI algorithms becoming ever more powerful.Cloud computing is growing rapidly with many new services being developed and offered by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud platforms. This is only a fraction of the activity the technology industry has experienced in 2018, hence this blog looks forward to trends in hot software technologies you can expect in 2019. Artificial Intelligence On the 15th March 2016 AlphaGo, a computer program developed by Google DeepMind, defeated the 18-time world champion at Go, an ancient Chinese board game widely considered to be the most complex board game ever played by humans. This marked an important landmark for Artificial Intelligence, however the milestone event also had an effect of awakening businesses and those in industry to the potential of AI and Machine Learning technologies to improve on tasks hitherto thought better done by humans. Since at least the beginning of this decade, the realisation of AI potential has been following an exponential trend, with 2019 looking to be the most exciting year to date….