According to the European Digital Transformation Monitor, the Industry 4.0 represents one of the most relevant subjects for governments policies, academic research and companies’ investments. The precision, efficiency and transparency on systems (better, things) collaboration have an encouraging context but enabling huge amount of data exchange and processing, represent a significant challenge.
The capacity to get the expected relevant information from the emergent plethora of data requires not only processing capacity but innovative mechanisms to discover and filtering to unravel it. On the one hand, the innate intangible cognitive abilities of humans are increasingly necessary, sometimes with some degree of uncertainty, on the other hand, obtaining the right data, preserving their integrity and obtaining the expected effective knowledge, are pillars of learning processes, the basis for intelligence.
The saga of these seminars continues promoting discussing and share of thoughts, opinions and results on Industry 4.0, Big Data and Data Science, in a context where artificial intelligence is reborn and security reaches the top of the concerns of those who own the data or sustain the decisions-making.
Luís Ferreira, Head of the Master in Computer Engineering (MCE)