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Industry commentators believe that, over time, every machine on every factory floor will have its own digital twin. Some have even been so brazen as to suggest that at least half of large industrial companies will adopt this self-learning technology by 2021.
From entrepreneurial ventures through to multinationals, intellectual property is key for capturing the value of innovation, and a good IP strategy needs to be tied to, and will help deliver, business objectives.
Microsoft UK's technology expert, Michael Wignall, reveals what Artificial Intelligence is and the past, present and future breakthroughs that have led to dramatic improvements in speed, accuracy and productivity.