The first industrial revolution occurred in the 18th century when the steam engine was invented. This invention led to the mechanization of the production process, and urbanization became the order of the day. Electricity came alongside other technological advancements in the second industrial revolution, and these innovations led to the mass production of services. The inception of digital technology and computers came to be in the third industrial revolution during the mid-1900s. The third industrial revolution has since led to industrial automation and the disruption of industries. We’re currently in the fourth industrial revolution, AKA 4IR, where technology facilitates transformative changes by merging AI, robotics, 3D printing, genetic engineering, IoT, and many other platforms and systems.
In this episode of The Future Of… Jeff is joined by Sean Busby from Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Marco Micheletti, Director of Automation at Fresh Consulting, and Jeffrey Gueble, Automation Director at Fresh Consulting.
Marco Micheletti: People might think of it as automation is opposite of people or exclusive of people, but I really think, again, the approach and the mindset is it’s about people actually. Automation is about people using robots. It’s about how do we bring the people along, include them in the process, help them understand this is for their benefit.