Emerging Technologies


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Emerging Technologies

Rare Earth Elements Are Increasingly Replaceable

Oct. 2, 2023
Recent advancements in materials engineering are easing the path to more sustainable, economical alternatives.
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Digital Tools

Swift Technology Transfer Could Cut Years off Drug Development Timelines

June 21, 2023
Today the process is largely manual, but that is changing.
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70% of Industry 4.0 Pilots Fail. A New Center Hopes to Change That.

June 14, 2023
The World Economic Forum chose Michigan for its US Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
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Emerging Technologies

Musk Says China Detailed Plans to Regulate AI

June 6, 2023
A flurry of Chinese companies have been rushing to develop AI services that can mimic human speech since San Francisco-based OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November.
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Autonomous Tractor
Emerging Technologies

From Plant Microclimates to Deep Learning for Weeds, Farming Tech Feeds a Rising Population

April 4, 2023
AI, robotics and GPS are making agriculture more productive and sustainable.


Tech Survey 2022
Ebooks & Digital Editions

Get IW's Tech Survey

July 3, 2022
Download the full report from this year's survey, including charts showing several questions not addressed in our story.
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White Papers

Leveling up: How innovative technologies help sporting goods companies change the game

Feb. 9, 2023
This eBook investigates the relationship between simulation and testing in developing smart sporting goods.
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Emerging Technologies

Electric Car Batteries Could Vastly Boost Grid Storage: Study

Jan. 17, 2023
The study published in Nature Communications found that the batteries could help boost short-term grid storage in times of increased demand or lower supply.
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Profiles in Leadership

Making the Shift to Electric: A Q&A with Vitesco's North American CEO

Jan. 10, 2023
Sandy Stojkovski deduced soon after she arrived at what was then Continental that the powertrain business could not just keep chugging along on combustion engines.
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Supply Chain Digitization
Digital Tools

What’s Ahead for Digitalization in 2023?

Jan. 2, 2023
Supply chain, sustainability and workforce challenges present uncertainty and opportunity