The next decade of media and entertainment: Envisioning AI beyond the screens!

The age of disruption and pushback from traditional players

The world of video games as it stands today would have been almost unimaginable in the bygone era of Game Boys and Mega Drive Minis. Yet, the momentum is still as strong as ever, with rapid revenue growth for video game platforms.

What lies ahead? A wave of AI-powered advancements

Consider any OTT, algorithms are being used for digitizing catalogs and inventories. Soon, the focus will be to streamline this process further and create content using algorithms. With Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and the recently coined Extended Reality (XR), the lines between real and virtual will dissipate further.

Will we be content with our streaming capabilities?

Streaming has been at an all-time high, courtesy of the pandemic. With imminent lockdowns, the trend will continue. Streaming will be the unifying factor across gaming and visual media, with a boost from ultra-wideband fiber and 5G.

Blockchain technology — A formidable accompaniment

With the global blockchain entertainment industry touted to reach over $1.5 billion in the next four years for transactions, the media industry can do more than streamline its payment method in the form of crypto. Blockchain can power universal gaming profiles that can be integrated across any game.



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