Since entering the 21st century, the integration of computers and subsequent digitalization has propelled our technological capabilities forward by more than a hundred-fold. This era of computer technology has fundamentally transformed how we exchange information, communicate, and engage in work. The credit for much of this transformation goes to the introduction of advanced data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, and machine learning.
As these still-developing advancements continue to emerge, our industrial capacities have progressed to the point where automation, cyber-physical systems, and robotics are shaping the landscape of smart factories. These innovative manufacturing facilities, present worldwide, have significantly elevated various sectors, including automotive and consumer electronics. The collaborative partnership between humans and machines within these smart factories has led to substantial improvements in overall production, performance, and sustainability.
The Evolution of Industry from Advanced Technology Services, a provider of industrial preventive maintenance services