Big data, cloud, robotics are already changing our lives, manufacturing and production: Chinese official

ABU DHABI, 29th March 2017 (WAM) — The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is essential for economic development where big data, cloud computing, robotics are already bringing about changes to our lives as well as manufacturing and production, said Zhang Feng, Chief Engineer at the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

“The fourth industrial revolution is essential for economic development to happen � the rise of 4IR is crucial for technology, innovation, and economic stimulation. Big data, cloud, robotics and more are changing the way in which we manufacturing and production happens,” he said a statement at the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2017) while highlighting the new industrial revolution and its role in enabling economic transformation and development.

These, he said, “are even changing our lives, by transforming the manufacturing sector, driving sustainable development and governance.

Speaking about the Chinese economy’s growth, he said it is “evolving into a more advanced stage, entering the new normal of the fourth industrial revolution.”

“We consider innovation to be a driving force of this change, and it plays a key role in the China Manufacturing 2025 vision,” Feng added.

The inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is taking place at the Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, opened on 27th and will run to 30th March 2017, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Summit, which is co-chaired by the UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), is the world’s first global gathering for the manufacturing community, bringing together decision-making leaders from governments, businesses and civil society organisations to shape a vision for the sector’s future. WAM/ MMYS

Source: Emirates News Agency