Manufacturing Leaders Highlight Importance Of Big Data, Advanced Materials

Dozens of U.S. industrial leaders singled out predictive data as the most important technological factor to their future competitiveness, according to a recent survey.Professional services firm Deloitte and the D.C.-based nonprofit Council on Competitiveness issued a report based on interviews with nearly three dozen manufacturing company executives as well as national laboratory and research facility directors.The executives weighed in on 10 advanced manufacturing technologies and identified predictive data analytics as the most critical to growth.”Analytics, in a variety of forms, is at the top of the list,” said Deloitte vice chairman Craig Giffi.Read more: The next Industrial Revolution?The report estimated that the market for artificial intelligence and machine learning would climb from less than $1 billion in 2013 to $36 billion this year, the result of “exponential” growth in data…


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