We are entering a period of historic universal change. The catalyst will be advances in areas such as artificial intelligence, digital pathology, super-fast intelligent communication networks, synthetic biology, distributed ledger technology, robotics, Internet of Things, additive manufacturing and autonomous systems.
These technological breakthroughs are heralding a Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the power to reshape almost every sector in every country. This Fourth Industrial Revolution will be driven by digital technology and data. The UK’s challenge is to ensure that people have confidence in these digital technologies, and that they help to increase prosperity,safety and competitive advantage globally.
NPL’s mission is to ensure the UK can harness and exploit digital and data infrastructure and technologies – operating across different platforms – to allow successful digital transformation for the UK. We are perfectly placed to support this challenge, by working across industry, government and academia to provide a measurement framework fit for a digitally transformed world.