Industry 4.0, Context Is King

By The Preteckt Team | November 15, 2017

Preteckt CEO and Co-founder Ken Sills, recently wrote about Industry 4.0 on LinkedIn. It’s a well written piece on how machine learning (ML) and predictive maintenance (PdM) are actually already all around us. Here is a preview…

Your heart rate and blood pressure depend on so many factors, but those factors are measurable. And these days, with essentially free data storage and compute capacity, there is every reason to be building a deep context using every measurement possible. Machine Learning algorithms that can tear through a terabyte of your life history every minute, updating their model of Virtual You, and giving you alerts that are meaningful based on actual context. Are you going to have a heart attack in two weeks, or are you just a weekend warrior who decided it would be fun to strap some skates on one last time?

This virtual copy of Physical You is an example of one of the main concepts of Industry 4.0, except instead of looking at the health of a person, the focus is on the health of an industrial process. Is the robot that packed your latest delivery working optimally? Is the truck that is delivering your package going to break down on the side of the road?

Read the full article here.