The Industrial Revolution began at the end of the 18th century with the introduction of mechanized manufacturing. This led to the assembly line and mass production. Since 1970, machines have become computerized. Now we're entering Industry 4.0.
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.
Digitalization, networked working worlds and migration. Industrial production is increasingly intermeshed with modern information and communications technology. How are the Germans faring in Industry 4.0?
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?
The German economy believes it is a pioneer in such topics as Industry 4.0 and the internet of things. But during the yearly "digital summit", experts disagree with the German government on the success of digitalization.
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