2018 was a definitive year for the fast emerging technologies of AI and Cloud computing amongst others. The use of AI was dominated by big tech companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a few smaller tech based start-ups are leading the way in the early adoption of these and other technologies. A key breakthrough has been Cloud-based AI which has made the technology cheaper and easier as we came to the close of 2018. So as a cloud-based service, it could be widely available to many more enterprises, giving the economy a boost in the years to come. Machine-learning tools based in the cloud are bringing AI to a far broader audience. Even Blockchain had emerged as a metamorphic technology in 2018 as it has an interplay with AI.