As leaders in their field, the members of Forbes Technology Council stay up to date on the latest trends and developments, as well as the most exciting and important new technology out there.

These are the coolest products and services that 15 of them have seen that are making a real difference in the world. You can see them in the list below.

1 . Virus Tracking Data Aggregation

In the pandemic, people are using tech to help them. We have been able to figure out how Covid-19 spreads because we used data from different sources, like phone tracking and bank transactions.

To find new drugs to fight the virus, one company stands out: Barabási Lab. This company is using machine learning and network science to find new drugs to fight the virus.

2 . Innovations in Fintech for Financial Inclusion

Innovations in fintech that use nontraditional data sources and don’t rely on things like FICO scores can do more to help people get into the financial system than all the goodwill and wishes of the past 10 years could do. Many new tools are being developed to help us better measure what we need to know while still respecting people’s rights.

3 . Cryptography

The biggest game-changers are things that no one expects to happen. We’ve seen a lot of progress in cryptography over the last few years, which has made it easier for businesses to grow and protect communication between people.

4 . Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI is going to open up a lot of new opportunities because it can make people’s natural talents and creativity even better. When you think about how technology has changed over the last 20 years, think about social networking alone: There are now thousands of jobs that didn’t even exist before. Humans will be able to work on the most difficult and complex problems with AI. They will also be able to be more creative. AJ Abdallat, Beyond the Limits

5 . Fitness Tracking Devices

Since a lot of races have been cancelled in the last few months because of bad weather, fitness trackers and apps have changed how I compete. I can talk to my friends and team members from all over the world on the internet, which is very helpful when I’m alone and don’t have anyone to talk to. Also, it’s a great way to stay healthy.

6 . High-Speed Data Networks Across the Board

A lot of high-speed data networks will make a big difference in the future. They make it easier for everyone to see more of the world and are more important than the actual devices. Access to high-speed networks in rural areas is one of the last big gaps between those who have and those who don’t. This will be as big a change as the interstate highway system.

7 . Equipment for cleaning water

Cleaning equipment companies are dealing with one of the biggest and most destructive problems of the last century. River and oceans need to be cleaned. Technology and programmes like The Ocean Cleanup are making the world a better place, which is the ultimate good for everyone on Earth. –

8 . Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality  for Mental Health

Augmented and virtual reality are real treatment options for people who have behavioral disorders or mental health problems. They have been working together to make safe but challenging AR/VR environments that let people heal through experiential means. For example, a trained therapist can help a soldier deal with PTSD in real time, as long as they have them by their side. –

9 . Platforms for Online Learning

Online learning platforms like Coursera are definitely good for the world. I’m on the board of the Bronx High School of Science Alumni Foundation. We had to quickly set up a summer programme because the New York City Department of Education cut our funding. I taught about 200 people college-level tech classes. With help from real-world tech examples, we used Coursera as our main source of information.

10 . Educational Devices and Organizations

Any new technology that improves the quality of education or makes it easier for people to get in can have a big impact on future generations. There are already good examples like solar-powered classrooms in a suitcase, alternative learning devices for the blind, or free universities that offer a mix of physical and digital learning to everyone. They should be talked about more.