Cornerstone technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The digital age has its own language. These are the technology acronyms you need to know in 2022 to understand the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

List of the technology terms and technology acronyms you need to know to understand the digital age in 2022. When underlined, you can click on a term to get a compact explanation of the core issues with that specific technology.

AcronymTermSynonyms
2FATwo-Factor Authentication
4IRFourth Industrial RevolutionIndustry 4.0, 4th industrial revolution
5G5th Generation (mobile network)Fifth generation (mobile network)
AGIArtificial General IntelligenceGeneral Artificial Intelligence, General AI
AIArtificial Intelligence
AMAdditive Manufacturing
ANIArtificial Narrow IntelligenceNarrow Artificial Intelligence, Narrow AI, Weak AI
ANNArtificial Neural Network
APIApplication Programming Interface
ARAugmented Reality
ASIArtificial SuperintelligenceSuperintelligence, Hyperintelligence, Superhuman intelligence, Ultra-intelligence
ASR Automatic Speech Recognition
BERTBidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (language model)
CECConstant Error Carousel
CNNConvolutional Neural NetworkConvNe
ConvNeConvolutional Neural NetworkCNN
CTCConnectionist Temporal Classification
CVComputer Vision
DAGDirected Acyclic Graph
DAODecentralized Autonomous Organization
DappDecentralized applicationDApp, dApp, dapp
DeFiDecentralized finance
DevOpsDevelopment and Operations
DIDDecentralized Identifier Decentralized ID
DLDeep LearningDeep Structured Learning
DLTDistributed Ledger Technology
DNNDeep Neural Network
DoSDenial of Service
DPDigital Philosophy
FOSSFree and Open-Source Software
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
GPTGenerative Pre-Training (language model)
GPUGraphic Processing Unit
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
IDSIntrusion Detection System
IEOInitial Exchange Offering
Industry 4.0Fourth Industrial Revolution4IR
IoTInternet of Things
ISOInternational Standardization Organization
JPEGJoint Photographic Expert GroupJPG
JPG Joint Photographic Expert Group JPEG
JSONJavaScript Object Notation
LAWSLethal Autonomous Weapon SystemsLethal Autonomous Weapons, Killer robots
LSTMLong Short-Term Memory
M2MMachine-to-Machine (e.g. M2M communication)
MLMachine Learning
NFTNon-fungible token
NLNNNon-Learning Neural Networks
NLINatural Language Interpretation
NLPNatural Language Processing
NLUNatural Language Understanding
NNNeural NetworkNeural Net
OSSOpen Source Software
P2PPeer-to-peer
PCFGProbabilistic Context Free Grammar
PoS Proof of Stake (cryptocurrency)
PoWProof of Work (cryptocurrency)
RJTReplicated Journal Technology
RLReinforcement Learning
RNNRecurrent Neural Network
RPARobotic Process Automation
SLSupervised Learning
SNNSimulated Neural Network
SQLStructured Query Language
SRSpeech Recognition
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSMLSpeech Synthesis Markup Language
STMLSpoken Text Markup Language
STO Security Token Offering
TLSTransport Layer Security
TOGAFOpen Group Architecture Framework
TTSText-to-Speech
UE User Experience UX
ULUnsupervised Learning
UXUser ExperienceUE
VRVirtual Reality
Web3Web 3.0Decentralized Web
W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
WWWWorld Wide Web
List of relevant acronyms, abbreviations and synonyms of the technologies that are shaping our future.