Autonomous and unmanned technology

Foresight series: handing over control - autonomous and unmanned technology

Autonomous vehicles (AV), also known as self-driving, driverless or unmanned vehicles including aerial systems such as drones, can be equipped with an array of powerful technology (e.g. RADAR, lasers, cameras, global positioning system (GPS) computers, AI and 3D maps). This enables AV to sense,…
Artificial intelligence (AI)

Foresight series: AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be defined as a branch of computer science concerned with creating more ‘intelligent’ machines.
Foresight series

Foresight series: the future world of work

The purpose of foresight activity is not to predict the future, but to highlight issues. Foresight challenges us, and others in the health and safety system, to consider what the changes in the world around us might mean for workplace health and safety. The foresight series is brought to…

What is artificial intelligence?

The research domain of artificial intelligence is a very fertile and diverse area of scientific research currently, tapping expertise across numerous disciplines to address specific research challenges, including computer science, mathematics, statistics and data science, to name just a few. These…
AI possibilities

AI - current and future uses

The focus of this thought-piece is the AI dimension of Industry 4.0. This technology area, one of the four grand challenges identified in the UK Industrial Strategy, is a major area of research interest, both from the perspective of the potential for it to be exploited to improve health and safety…
Industry 4.0

What is industry 4.0?

The fourth industrial revolution, often termed industry 4.0, the name given to the emergence in use of a suite of technologies, originally in manufacturing workplaces, but increasingly in other sectors also, is transforming how operational decisions are arrived at in industr

Data x-ray

Data discovery and mapping

In May 2019, Discovering Safety attended an annual technology conference in Silicon Valley, California hosted by Plug & Play.

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