WEF Managing Director Philipp Rösler predicts Industry 4.0 will "change the entire economy." In an exclusive interview with DW Business, the former German Economics Minister hailed the transformation as a "new kind of industrial revolution."
The Chinese government believes that it can become the top tech nation in the world sooner rather than later. Some milestones have already been met with more in sight as China looks to surpass the US, Japan and Korea.
A damning report by China Labor Watch has revealed horrendous working conditions at the Chinese tech contractor Foxconn regarding so-called dispatch workers, who produce Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers for Amazon.
The robots are back, and they're even more networked. The possibilities of automation are growing as this year's Hanover industry fair shows, and more companies are collaborating on AI. Steven Beardsley reports.
Once a year, German corporations send management-rank employees to the 'Singularity University' event to hear inspiring speakers hype the technological future. The message: Nearly every industry faces disruption.
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