Artificial intelligence and machine learning are continuing to grow in importance within Industry 4.0. With Industrial Intelligence as its lead theme, the upcoming HANNOVER MESSE is putting this development center stage. HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s largest B2B platform in the digital factory segment. And from 1 to 5 April 2019 it will be answering all software questions along the industrial value chain: from AI and machine learning via simulation and digital twins, blockchain and VR, big data, industrial security and cloud services to digital platforms. Everyone is talking about the digital transformation of industry. Visitors to the Digital Factory halls at HANNOVER MESSE can discover the driving forces behind this development. The boom in this sector demonstrates clearly the triumph of Industry 4.0 and networking. The companies in Halls 5, 6, 7 and 8 are developing and supplying the prerequisites for what will be the lead theme of the world’s foremost industrial technology show in 2019: Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence. This refers to the digital networking of humans and machines in the age of artificial intelligence. “The companies exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE’s Digital Factory are enabling the digital transformation within industry”, says Arno Reich, Global Director Digital Factory in the HANNOVER MESSE team. “It will then become achievable through the cooperation between automation and industrial IT. The speed of this transformation is illustrated by the growing number of alliances between traditional IT suppliers and industrial groups.” Digital Factory: Internationale Leitmesse für integrierte Prozesse und IT-Lösungen. Deutsche Telekom, Halle 6, Stand F16 Buyers from the mechanical and plant engineering sectors, the automotive and aerospace industries, the construction, metal, plastics and processing industries, and from electrical engineering and electronics come to HANNOVER MESSE to pave their way to Industry 4.0 – because no manufacturing company nowadays can afford to ignore pattern recognition, neural networks, machine learning, deep learning or knowledge-based processing. Artificial intelligence is therefore one of the keynote themes at HANNOVER MESSE. At Digital Factory, the exhibiting companies showcase solutions that learn autonomously from the enormous volume of digitized production data, are self-optimizing, predict machine downtime and significantly accelerate Industry 4.0 processes.