It can be said that the fourth industrial revolution has been triggered by the new industrial models.

The evolution of the industry is a continuous process but within this continuum we can identify key moments of radical changes in our history. We call these periods “revolutions” because they completely change the way our society functions. We’re currently undergoing such a period in the field of industry, it’s called industry 4.0. The fourth industrial revolution is characterized by the digitisation of industrial processes, computer control and the inclusion of sensors in production lines.

Industry 4.0 cannot be understood without another great technological advancement of our era, the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT). The connection between different objects and the information they provide is essential for the progress of the new industry. In addition, the Big Data concept provides methods for collecting and managing large amounts of information.

The University of Salamanca wants to help future professionals by providing them with the training that the new industry will require, they must learn to manage and participate in these processes, which is what the Bisite Research Group is striving to achieve.  The Master’s Degree in Technologies Applied to Industry 4.0 prepares its students for all they will need. They will become specialists in the technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution, fully capacitated to solve any kind of industrial problem.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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