"INDUSTRIAL INTELLIGENCE" - THE NEXT BIG STEP
Humans and machines are working ever more closely together. "Industrial Intelligence" is the new leitmotif for Hannover Messe. From April 1 to 5, the trade fair will play host to around 6,500 exhibitors, all of whom will display the essential technologies and skills in the mechanical engineering industry - and also what dandelion can be used for.
GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FROM KATOWICE
Despite the withdrawal of the US, the global community of states keeps fighting to make the Paris Agreement work. However, the World Climate Summit in December failed to set some crucial incentives to promote investment in climate friendly technologies.
“RESEARCH IS BECOMING MORE SENSITIVE”
Artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing the collaboration between humans and machines. Where are the ethical boundaries in mechanical engineering? We asked an expert from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Simone Kaiser is the Deputy Head of the Research Unit for Responsible Research and Innovation at the Institute for Organisational Development and Work Design.
What happens when the population declines and the workforce dwindles? The robots come. Production and imports to Japan are growing significantly.
AI INVESTMENTS IN RESEARCH: WHERE SHOULD THE MONEY GO?
The European Union and national governments are planning to spend significant sums on the development of artificial intelligence. Although this is good news for Europe’s position in AI, its success depends heavily on how and where the funds are actually spent.
AFRICA: A TOP PRIORITY FOR GERMANY
Why Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and VDMA are promoting the expansion of hydraulic technology, mechatronics and electronic engineering in Botswana - but in other countries too.
MACHINE LEARNING - SMARTER FROM EXPERIENCE
Nothing is changing value creation in the mechanical engineering industry as dramatically as the use of self-learning systems.
"THE SMALLEST MACHINE IN THE WORLD"
When molecules can be linked mechanically and without friction.
CLOUDS AND TWINS
The Internet of Things is also moving the limits of what is possible in the metalworking industry. With one prerequisite: Engineers and computer scientists work together.
THE BIG "GIVE AND TAKE"
Mechanical engineering companies will only be able to benefit from machine learning once they begin using more external data and providing their own data.
"WE UTILIZE THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF VDMA"
When it comes to taking a company onto the international arena, good contacts are the hardest currency of all. Pere Girbau Pous, CEO of Girbau S.A. in Vic near Barcelona in Spain, talks about the successful expansion of his business.
"BETTER TO GET A HEAD START THAN PLAY CATCH-UP LATER ON"
Faster, more agile, more complex: Digitalization demands a lot from employees. But how exactly can you convince 13,400 people that there is a lifetime of learning ahead? The answer to this question is provided by Mischa Kohler, Head of Learning and Development at Trumpf, the laser specialist from Ditzingen.