The dawn of a new age of intelligence

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The dawn of a new age of intelligence

 10th Aug 2016


The engineers of yesteryear spent hours painstakingly drawing the intricacies of designs for bridges, buildings and other infrastructure.With slide rules and log tables as the tools of trade, engineers navigated the boundaries of physics and mathematics to bring the iconic forms of their day to life.

As Liam Hayes goes on to describe:

"The engineer 2.0 then emerged using CAD and other digital tools to do the same, faster and with greater accuracy.

They solved increasingly more complex questions, with the results being even more sophisticated and efficient infrastructure to satisfy the needs of ever-growing populations.

As many of these digital tools become more advanced and automated, and even self-learning, the engineer must now evolve even further to ensure their relevance in a digital economy.

Standing at the dawn of an age of new intelligence, could the machines they helped design actually disrupt the engineers that created them?

While digital disruption might be rendering certain aspects of engineering obsolete, the profession has never before been as critical to human progress as it is today. 

It will be engineers who are going to figure out how to incorporate artificial intelligence, robotics and wearable devices into our infrastructure and communities to propel us towards smart nation status, and even smart world.

Where many of the basic functions of engineering will be performed by a self-learning computer in future, and not an engineer, the engineer will have to become an interpreter and translator of new complex technologies into business applications.

This will demand creativity as a core skill and will see the engineer creatively apply technology to solve an unmet need.'

At Electus we have a wide porfolio of 'new age' engineers ready to make their next career move so get in contact with us today.






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