Megan Ray Nichols is a technical writer and blogger. Her work has been published on sites like Icons of Infrastructure, Industry Week, and Read Write. Keep up with Megan by subscribing to her easy to understand technology blog, Schooled By Science, to follow her discussions on engineering, technology and science.
Very few consequential new technologies are without risk, including smart factories, which combine multiple maturing technologies for data mobility and business intelligence. As major hubs for the Internet of Things (IoT), smart factories require designers and decision-makers to keep security a top priority.
AI & ML
Our phones, cars and water have all gotten smart, so it was only a matter of time before industry did, too. You've probably heard the term smart factory, or maybe you've heard about the industrial internet of things (IIoT). It's simple to deduce that these next-generation factories introduce new technology to do things even better. So how exactly do they do it?