The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the most recent transformation in the world of technology, where current systems cyberphysicists collect and process information, take intelligent decisions and carry out tasks in changing environments.
The concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution was coined by Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, in the context of the 2016 edition of the World Economic Forum. It is marked by emerging technological advances in a growing series of fields that include robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the internet of things, 3D printing and self-driving vehicles.
It has the potential to elevate global income and improve the quality of life of populations around the world, thus a global and shared vision should be developed for how this technology is affecting and reforming research environments, technology and innovation in regards to water.
In order for life on this planet to be sustainable, cities must be sustainable and it will not be possible without using the technologies in the fourth revolution, integrating them in the circular economy and implementing them is an enormous challenge.
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