AI is everywhere. Intelligence is no longer exclusively human.
Modern technologies and the dawn of machines powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) have already strongly influenced the world of work in the 21st century. Computer systems, algorithms and software simplify everyday tasks, and it is impossible to imagine how most of our life could be managed without them.
When we transfer the past experience to the future, distressing questions arise: what will the future world of work look like? Will humans spend less time earning their livelihood in future world? Alternatively, are mass unemployment and poverty also a possible scenario for the future world, a world where robots and intelligent systems play a progressively dominant role? Economic structures, workplace relationships, job profiles, working culture and remuneration models will undergo major changes.
Industry 4.0 introduces trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. The cyber-physical systems monitor the physical processes of the factory and make decentralized decisions. In today’s business, Industry 4.0 is driven by digital transformation in vertical/horizontal value chains and product/service offerings of the companies. The required key technologies for Industry 4.0 transformation such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, machine learning, cloud systems, cybersecurity, adaptive robotics cause radical changes in the business processes of organizations.