Hannover Messe focuses on AI, machine learning

Hannover Messe 2019 will focus on how artificial intelligence and machine learning impact manufacturing.

By Bob Vavra March 1, 2019

At the place where Industrie 4.0 was born more than a decade ago, Hannover Messe 2019 will focus on the next generation of that revolution.

Under a theme of “Integrated industry — Industrial Intelligence” Hannover Messe will convene again in Hannover, Germany on April 1-5. More than 6,500 companies and more than 220,000 attendees are expected to be on hand as manufacturing technology leaders will display how the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will impact manufacturing.

“Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize industry,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, chairman of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board, in a press release promoting this year’s event. “In the future, AI technologies will be used to control connected production plants and continuously improve systems, all the while increasing quality standards, as manufacturing processes become increasingly flexible and cost-efficient.”

Machine learning and AI are two of the keys to that success. “More than 100 concrete application examples for machine learning will be displayed at HANNOVER MESSE – something you can’t find anywhere else in the world,” said Köckler.

Another key element to the continued growth of digital manufacturing is the looming 5G mobile communications standard. Köckler said the wider adoption of such technologies as machine learning for production and autonomous driving depend on 5G’s arrival. “5G is going to enable industry to realize the full potential of Industrie 4.0,” Köckler said. The 5G Arena at Hannover Messe will be part of the fair’s demonstration of the technology application.

Sweden is the Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2019, and manufacturing is essential to Sweden’s economy. Manufacturing accounts for 77% of Sweden’s gross domestic product, including vehicles, pulp and paper industries and electronics.

Author Bio: Bob is the Content Manager for Plant Engineering.