What is Industry 5.0?
Just ten years ago they started to talking about Industry 4.0 and yet today, we are on the doorstep of a new change: Industry 5.0. The experts define it as the natural evolution of Industry 4.0, which still dominates the world of small and medium-sized firms. The new industrial age originates from the development of technologies 4.0 at lightning speed, in particular in the ICT, AI and robotics fields, that are leading to Cyber Physical System (CPS) and increasingly powerful IoT devices. Industry 5.0 will be characterized by the cooperation between machines and human beings, with the ultimate aim to give an added value to production, by creating personalized products able to meet customers requirements.
Where were we? Let’s go back to Industry 4.0
We’ll make a step back to better understand what will happen in the next future. Today we are still in the era of Industry 4.0, based on digitisation, automation and interconnection of production processes. That industry which has seen the birth, the evolution and the establishment of advanced technologies such as Cloud Computing and Information Technology in general, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence. And yet Augmented Reality, Big Data, Robotics. At the basis of the Industry 4.0 that we know there’s the advent of the internet, which combined with the development of new technologies, has deeply changed the society in which we live as well as its industrial processes. Industry 4.0 was carrying a huge risk connected to what seemed to be the future of the fourth industrial revolution: a total digitisation which would replace the human workforce with machines. But is this really what will be next? Let’s find out right now.