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June 29, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:28pm

What is automation?

This is what Industry 4.0 is all about.

By Joao Lima

Automation is used to reduce human intervention as much as possible. It uses control systems to operate machinery.

Automation is mostly used on factory floors, but the technology is now starting to reach out to the wider world.

It is being used in manufacturing, transportation, utilities, defence, facility operations, home, marketing and the list continues.

There are different types of automation, including discrete control, continuous control, open and closed loop, sequential control, and computer control.

Automation, allied with artificial intelligence, is also behind the next wave of industrial revolution and consumer products.

To bring automation and AI closer together and reap off all the benefits, experts have considered neural automation to work the best.

Neural automation essentially copies how a human brain works and builds up on different past and present scenarios to create a future scenario and a quick decision on how to act, bring automated machines to a whole new level.

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