Industry 4.0 concerns itself with AI and things that are report their status and wellbeing over the internet.
Data analysis is key to the success of Industry 4.0 and is being badged as Big Data in todays society.
But what does Industry 4.0 actually mean and what should we expect?
So the fourth Industrial Revolution will take all that we have we have learned from the third industrial revolution, the adoption of computers and automation and improve it with smart autonomous systems driven by data and machine learning, namely IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
The combination of these technologies is at the epicentre and is what makes smart factories, offices, cities a reality and smart machines and equipment getting smarter by learning from the environment and other connected “Things”. Our factories, cities, offices and the underlying assets, will ultimately become more reliable, more productive and less wasteful.
To truly shape our future and fulfil the capabilities of Industry 4.0 we need to embrace the following changes and technologies:
- optimise and Embrace our Supply Chains
- autonomous Equipment and Vehicles
- 3D Printing
Industry 4.0 is evolving and whilst we might not be able to fully comprehend what the future holds, we do know that we cannot stop its evolution and only look back in 30 years and the remarkable things we and our machines have achieved.