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Industry 4.0 includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing.

New smart factories are being created with cyber-physical systems that virtualize the real world into their own cyber-space. The machines themselves are taught to communicate with each other and make their own decisions.

In this episode, we deconstruct the fourth industrial revolution, look at the challenges they face, how to take advantage of the opportunities the industrial Internet of Things will bring, and how future automation came to be.