In Japan, cooperation rather than competition is helping the adoption of industry 4.0 to move forward. They're leading by example, showing that automation does not have to come at the cost of jobs.
Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita in the world. They play a key role in Japanese culture and society, and not just in keeping people in the big cities well hydrated.
Robots have descended upon the world's largest industrial fair by the hundreds. But the big question that reverberates through the trade floor is this: Will fellow robots steal my job?
Will robots soon replace human decision-making in warfare? Even though no single definition for fully automated weapons systems exists, one thing is certain — they raise a host of legal, moral and arms-control questions.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has opened the world's biggest industrial fair. Poland is the partner nation of the fair that also seeks to allay fears from technological advances associated with Industry 4.0.
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