element14 Tech Journal Ed. 12 - Automation
We are witnessing one of the greatest revolutions in all of human history – a revolution driven by Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Thanks to increasingly miniaturized computers, affordable sensors, ubiquitous networking, and the increasing availability of “smart” devices around the world. Increasing amounts of data from smart devices leads to better-informed decision making with algorithms being continuously improved either by analysts or automatically through machine learning. With all the possibilities for innovation, it’s important businesses have the confidence to engage and incorporate these new technologies into their R&D strategy – to not do so may give their competition an advantage in terms of not only product differentiation but in productivity as well.
In this edition of element14 Tech Journal, we will help users understand Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI relates to the IoT and what benefits they bring together at all levels to the Industry 4.0. In addition, learn how Industry 4.0 can help to handle complexity with simplicity with smart machines and the key components of a smart factory. We also explore the role of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Robotics in industrial automation and help provide answers for identifying the appropriate sensor solutions for the greater productivity and improved return on investment.
We will also take a peek into the challenges brick & mortar retailers are facing from the online world and how they are evolving with smart retailing fuelled by a wide variety of powerful technologies and ecosystems.
And finally, learn more about the available wireless connectivity solutions and the best-suited network topologies for a different kind of Industrial Internet of Things applications
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