DirectIndustry e-Magazine - SUMMER EDITION - DirectIndustry e-Magazine

AUGUST 2019

AUGUST 2019


SUMMER EDITION




Rather than decimate manufacturing jobs, new technology looks set to transform roles as it empowers people to work more effectively.   The Fourth Industrial Revolution will certainly see some manufacturing roles become redundant, due to new technology like robotics and artificial intelligence, but in the long run this...


What does the digital revolution mean for the mining sector? How do digital applications affect professions as old as geologists and metallurgists working in remote areas of Africa, Australia or Indonesia? At first glance, the concept of industry 4.0 seems far from the mining industry. But the digital revolution is...


Echangeur by BNP Paribas Personal Finance has been covering the main technology trends across the globe for 20 years. The company attends tech events, then delivers its tech analysis along with a prospective to its B2B customers, mainly in the insurance, tourism, banking and retail sectors. Following the 4th edition...


Autonomous AIs are becoming more and more common in industry.  Last June, Rockwell Automation released LogicsAI, an AI module capable of finding answers on its own without the intervention of a data scientist. We asked Sylvain TAVERNE, Solution Architect Team Leader at Rockwell Automation, 3 questions to find out...


Understanding digital identity and joining the network can protect e-retailers and customers from fraud and ensure a frictionless purchasing journey, according to experts in cyber security.   Speaking at the EMEA Digital Identity Summit 2019 in London a couple of weeks ago, experts outlined how a cross-industry, global...


SYLink Technologies have come up with a box that they say can protect your company from being hacked. Originally designed for small businesses, their solution could also find applications at home, where the number of connected objects is exploding. We spoke with the CEO David Legeay.   The story starts  with David...


With the launch of Forte Data Gloves from BeBop Sensors an immersive experience in virtual or augmented reality is now at the fingertips of a spectrum of industries.   The award-winning technology offers a hands-on experience and  sensation of “touch” within a VR environment, explains Keith McMillen, company...


Your shopping habits are about to change! New trends are shaking up the retail sector. From hands-free voice commerce from home to pop-up stores, discover how you will shop in the future.   Amazon’s net sales reached $72.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $60.5 billion for the same period in 2017....


Courtesy of VoiceSense

An Israeli provider of voice-based technology has recently launched an innovative new tool. The Voicesense application analyzes speech in real time and uses AI algorithms to provide an instant profile of the individual’s behavior.   Yoav Degani, founder and CEO, explains the technology can be employed to predict a...


“Whoever will be the leader of AI will rule the world,” Vladimir Putin predicted in 2017. Has the Russian President, who is widely credited with global ambitions, succeeded in providing his country with exceptional capabilities in this area?   Two years after this statement was made, parts of the Russian AI strategy...


A new wave of technological innovation, epitomized by breakneck progress in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), telecommunications and the Internet of Things (IoT), is currently driving development of the global electronics industry. China’s role, already pivotal in such growth, is set to become increasingly...


Jean-Michel Besnier is a French philosopher who teaches at the Sorbonne University in Paris. His research focuses on the philosophical and ethical impact of science and technology on individual and collective representations and imagination. We met him to talk about artificial intelligence.   DirectIndustry...


Most people like chocolate, but a growing band of consumers are aware of the damage the production of palm oil, a common ingredient in popular chocolate brands, can do to the environment. There are palm oil-free brands, of course, but how do they offer that guarantee when food supply chains are so complex?...


ROBOTICS
Advances in AI are set to underpin the next generation of cobots.

Advances in artificial intelligence and situational awareness are set to underpin the next generation of collaborative robots, designed to safely work side by side with humans in industrial environments.   The industrial robotics market is expected to grow by 175% over the next decade, according to Loup Ventures...


While making the most of machine learning to become more self-sufficient, the industrial robots of tomorrow will also brush up on their interpersonal skills so they can work more closely with their human colleagues. The global industrial robotics market share is booming, now accounting for more than 50 percent of the...


Mobile robotics is a new mega-trend. Either autonomous or on a platform, mobile robots represent the third robotics revolution…one that opens a new era of cyber-physical production. Last April, at Hannover Messe, we talked to KUKA and Stäubli and met with their new models. More flexible, their robots can navigate...


Rather than simply taking jobs on production lines, the new generation of service robots is finding its place alongside humans, boosting both productivity and safety.   Industrial robots began life as hefty mechanical arms that could spot-weld cars faster than human workers. But today’s robots have developed a delicate...


CONTRIBUTORS

Camille Rustici

Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…


Lindsay Clark

Lindsay Clark is a freelance journalist specializing in computing. He has won industry awards as news editor at Computer Weekly. He has also written for newspapers including The Guardian, The Financial Times…


Chris O’Brien

Chris O’Brien is based in France and is European Correspondent for VentureBeat and a freelance writer. Before moving to France, he spent 15 years in Silicon Valley covering technology for the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times.


Sole Møller

Sole Møller is a Danish freelance journalist based in San Fransisco. He writes about new technologies and contributes to several publications including DirectIndustry e-magazine.


Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.


Hicham Dhouibi

Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer and writer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries.


Monica Hutchings

Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator from Toronto who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is our copy-editor and our in-house DirectIndustry English translator.


Abigail Saltmarsh

Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).


Jamie Carter

Jamie Carter is a journalist based in Wales, who writes about technology for the South China Morning Post, Mashable, MSN, the BBC Sky At Night, TechRadar.com and Korean Air’s Morning Calm.


Michael Halpern

Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio. He is also our in-house DirectIndustry anglophone translator and copy-editor.


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