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HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Digital Twin

The IoT industry is a twofold process

The first forecasts for 2018 are already available. Alongside artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual reality, Gartner considers digital twins to be one of the ten major trends to keep an eye on in 2018.

08 Nov. 2017
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Robotic colleagues accompanied by new legal questions (picture: Deutsche Messe AG)

According to the analysts , digital modeling of complete value chains will be used by half of the major industrial companies by 2021, resulting in a 10% increase in effectiveness. While the advantages for maintenance and servicing are obvious, in its trend forecast , Gartner sees “digital twins” reaching far beyond asset management: “Over time, digital imagery from virtually every aspect of our world will be dynamically linked to its real-world counterparts and interconnected – featuring lots of AI-based capabilities to enable advanced simulations, processes and analysis,” David W. Cearley explains.

Digital twins of people (with biometrics and health data) are expected just as much as real-time models of entire cities and buildings. This is attracting the attention of insurers , who expect direct access to all relevant real estate data – whether about renovations and maintenance or the ownership structure – to provide them with a reliable way of checking fire protection systems and other parts of the contract.

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