smart machines

Smart machines are systems that use machine learning to perform work traditionally conducted by humans in an effort to boost efficiency and productivity.

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In general, a smart machine is an intelligent device that uses machine-to-machine (M2M) technology.

Smart machines include robots, self-driving cars and other cognitive computing systems that are able to make decisions and solve problems without human intervention.

Smart machines will be digital disruptors because of the effects -- both positive and negative -- they will have on society. In business, the competitive advantages these technologies are capable of providing may bring higher profit margins and lead to more efficient manufacturing processes.

Gartner research fellow Steve Prentice speaks to Cliff Saran about the opportunities smart machines present.

 

This was first published in April 2014

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