August 21, 2014

Smart Machines Market Research

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Smart Machines: Technologies and Global Markets”. The global smart machines market was valued at $5.3 billion in 2013. This market is expected to increase to over $6.2 billion in 2014 and nearly $15.3 billion in 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7% for the five-year period 2014 to 2019.

The possibilities and challenges created by smart machines replacing humans have been a staple of science fiction for nearly 150 years, beginning with Samuel Butler’s novel Erewhon. Since then, the theme of smart machines has been developed in numerous books and films, most of which portray smart machines either as mankind’s helpers (e.g., Isaac Asimov’s Robot books), its equal partners (Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Lt. Commander Data) or its implacable enemies (The Terminator’s Skynet).

As a result, it is difficult not to feel a sense of déjà vu at the recent Gartner Research report, “Surviving the Rise of ‘Smart Machines’, the Loss of ‘Dream Jobs’ and ‘90% Unemployment’ ”, published in late 2013. The report’s authors warn that by 2020, labor reductions caused by smart machines could cause social unrest in some advanced economies (i.e., smart machines as the enemy). Smart machines may also help to retrain workers and help them to acquire the skills needed for new jobs (smart machines as helpers), but in the end, smart machines should be recognized as part of the workforce (smart machines as partners).

Some critics have downplayed the Gartner report’s conclusions as overly pessimistic or at least premature, but there is no doubt the number of smart machines and their role in the modern economy and society are expanding rapidly. Not only that, the rate of progress in smart machines is set to increase dramatically thanks to a combination of Moore’s law and the melding of various enabling technologies, e.g., machine learning, voice recognition and nanotechnology.

Smart Machines MarketsDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report:  “Smart Machines: Technologies and Global Markets

Smart Machines Market  - List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL MARKET FOR SMART MACHINES, THROUGH 2024
Table 1 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR SMART MACHINES, THROUGH 2024
Table 2 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR EXPERT SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2024
Table 3 : REPORTED APPLICATIONS OF ANNs IN FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Table 4 : REPORTED APPLICATIONS OF ANNs IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Table 5 : REPORTED APPLICATIONS OF ANNs IN MARKETING AND SALES
Table 6 : REPORTED APPLICATIONS OF ANNS IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS POLICY
Table 7 : REPORTED APPLICATIONS OF ANNs IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Table 8 : REPORTED APPLICATIONS OF ANNs IN HEALTH CARE
Table 9 : MARKET FOR NEURAL COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES, 2013-2024
Table 10 : PROJECTED MARKET FOR MEMRISTOR NEUROMORPHIC CHIPS, THROUGH 2024
Table 11 : PROJECTED MARKET FOR SOFTWARE ANNs, THROUGH 2024
Table 12 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS, THROUGH 2024
Table 13 : MARKET FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES, THROUGH 2024
Table 14 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS, THROUGH 2024
Table 15 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS MILITARY ROBOTS, THROUGH 2024
Table 16 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA WARFARE ROBOTS, THROUGH 2024
Table 17 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS AGRICULTURAL ROBOTS, THROUGH 2024
Table 18 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS CLEANING ROBOTS, THROUGH 2024
Table 19 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS IN HEALTH CARE APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2024
Table 20 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS IN MINING AND ENERGY PRODUCTION, THROUGH 2024
Table 21 : MARKET FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS IN RESEARCH APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2024
Table 22 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR SMART EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2024
Table 23 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR INTELLIGENT ASSISTANTS, THROUGH 2024
Table 24 : LARGEST SMART MACHINE U.S. PATENT PORTFOLIOS

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