Eastern Communications Product and Innovation Head Edsel Paglinawan will discuss the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The FIRe is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields namely Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things, Blockchain, Advanced Robotics, Cloud Technologies, Augmented Reality, and 3D Printing.
Artificial Intelligence is a program applied to machines to mimic human intelligence while Internet Of Things refers to the connectivity and association of electronic devices to transmit or process information.
Blockchain, on the other hand, is a digital ledger of transactions that is shared by a network of computers to secure the authenticity of the transactions.
A multi-disciplinary area of engineering and science, Advanced Robotics aims to replace humans in tedious and hazardous tasks such as bomb detection and de-activation.
Cloud Technologies, meanwhile, is an on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage, available over the internet.
Augmented Reality is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information.
Lastly, 3D Printing or additive manufacturing uses a printer to create three-dimensional objects from a digital file.