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4IR The Fourth Industrial Revolution (preview)

What exactly is the Fourth Industrial Revolution — and why should you care?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a way of describing the blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It’s a fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and other technologies. It’s the collective force behind many products and services that are fast becoming indispensable to modern life. Think GPS systems that suggest the fastest route to a destination, voice-activated virtual assistants such as Apple’s Siri, personalized Netflix recommendations, and Facebook’s ability to recognize your face and tag you in a friend’s photo.

As a result of this perfect storm of technologies, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is paving the way for transformative changes in the way we live and radically disrupting almost every business sector. It’s all happening at an unprecedented, whirlwind pace.

The world is being transformed by a fourth industrial revolution. Sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0 or I4.0, the fourth industrial revolution takes the digital revolution a step further. The technology at its center—large-scale, low-cost automation and machine intelligence—has the potential to affect how we learn, work, move, communicate, and interact. This lecture-based series reviews the disruptive changes underway in science and culture and their impact on the future. Learn about the main technologies that are emerging, including artificial intelligence and blockchain, and their effect on cities, industries, and people. Dr. Jonathan Reichental also explains how people can take action to ensure Industry 4.0 doesn't leave anybody behind.

Learning Objectives:

• History of the four industrial revolutions
• What has changed in science and culture
• Core technologies: AI, Internet of Things, and more
• Impact of the fourth industrial revolution
• Taking action
  • 4IR Topics Outline
  • What is the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • Upcoming Changes with the 4th Industrial Revolution
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed