The convergence of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, automation and the internet of things (IoT) already has widespread implications on the way we design, make and maintain things. These transformative technologies collectively are the drivers of a "fourth industrial revolution". Previous seismic shifts in industrialisation were brought about by the advent of steam, electricity and digital technology. Today, it is data-driven, autonomous and self-learning technologies which are driving the rapid changes we are seeing across many sectors of business and industry. Of course, information has always been the lifeblood of engineering and manufacturing.
Apr-29-2018, 23:12:39 GMT