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4 steps towards faster, smarter factories

Customers are becoming more involved in the manufacturing process. Tesla, the electric car maker, serves as one of the more extreme examples. Buyers can customise their entire car online, on their own. They can choose the number of batteries and seats, add air filtration, smart air suspension, sound systems, towing […]
4 steps towards faster, smarter factories
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Artificial Ingelligence could free people from work — if we let it

Half a billion years ago, life on earth experienced a short period of extremely rapid diversification known as the Cambrian Explosion, a period when a variety of animal phyla came into existence. Another Cambrian Explosion might be upon us again, this time called “othersourcing.” Though it will first loom as […]
Artificial Ingelligence could free people from work  —  if we let it
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The four big ethical questions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We live in an age of transformative scientific powers, capable of changing the very nature of the human species and radically remaking the planet itself. Advances in information technologies and artificial intelligence are combining with advances in the biological sciences — including genetics, reproductive technologies, neuroscience, synthetic biology — as […]
The four big ethical questions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Forget the consumer Internet of Things: IIoT is where it’s really at

Billionaire publisher Malcolm Forbes coined the saying, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” And upon his death, Forbes certainly had a lot of toys. But in 2016, not all consumers agree with that sentiment when it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Product manufacturers may be banking […]
Forget the consumer Internet of Things: IIoT is where it’s really at
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How companies can save themselves from being ‘uberized’

We all know the Uber story. How it swept in and turned the taxi and automotive industry on its head. It showed how quickly a middleman can come in and change your business — and how much has changed in this digital age. Customers are expecting new ways of doing […]
How companies can save themselves from being ‘uberized’
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Live from Barcelona: How the Internet of Things is shaping the world around us

The Internet of Things is more than just a buzzword: It’s changing industry and the world around us. Reporting on Facebook Live from Barcelona at the IOT Solutions World Congress, Matt Weinberger talks with General Manager of GE Digital Europe Deborah Sherry about how the Internet of Things can extend into every element of our lives.
Live from Barcelona: How the Internet of Things is shaping the world around us
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This is how Microsoft is preventing hackers from hijacking IoT devices

Last week, a massive cyberattack knocked out many major websites across the internet, including Amazon, Netflix, Github, and Spotify. Worse, it looks like the attack was carried out by unknown hackers using software called “Mirai,” or something like it, to hijack a bunch of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices, […]
This is how Microsoft is preventing hackers from hijacking IoT devices
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BI heads to Barcelona to cover the IoT World Solutions Congress

Business Insider technology reporters Cadie Thompson and Matt Weinberger will be in Barcelona this week to cover the second annual IoT Solutions World Congress. They will be reporting live, as part of our Digital Industry Insider series coverage. Thompson and Weinberger will talk to global leaders about how their companies […]
BI heads to Barcelona to cover the IoT World Solutions Congress
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The factory of the future is here, touching 24 million American jobs

From the Industrial Revolution to the age of the assembly line, and now in the emergence of today’s digital and 3D printing technologies, the manufacturing industry has always been an incubator for ingenuity. Companies all over the world are grappling with how to integrate digital capabilities into their operations. In […]
The factory of the future is here, touching 24 million American jobs
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What 1 minute of unplanned downtime costs major industries

Unplanned work stoppages cost global industries billions of dollars in lost revenue. Downtime can be caused by everything from weather delays and cybercrime to equipment breakdowns. Susceptibility to failure persists, particularly as it relates to factories. According to some estimates, more than 90% of machines in factories globally are not […]
What 1 minute of unplanned downtime costs major industries
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