“5G, especially when combined with MEC (Mobile or Multi-access Edge Compute), can fundamentally change robotics. With massive and low-latency connectivity, robots can offload their computing and intelligence to edge servers that have much greater capacity and scalability, easier maintenance, and better upgradability.”Robotics Tomorrow
Melanin Cyborg Technologies
In another article I wrote titled Scientists Experiment On Melanin To Create Advanced Robots And Implants I explain how melanin cyborg technologies were a top priority for progressive scienctists:
“Scientists are now doing new experiments on melanin: hoping to discover a way to manipulate the ‘transmutable dark matter found in all living things’ (melanin) to create advanced – melanin-based – robots and implant technologies.
Essentially, using the essence of what makes people “black” or “brown”, replicating that biological archetype, and using that research to create the “cyborg” technology, consciously or unconsciously, attempting to even the score between the people with melanin and the people without it.”
Artificial Intelligence & 5G
According to The Informations Systems Audit and Control Association (isaca.org):
“On a global level, we need to understand that 5G stands at the crossroads of speed that will change the processing capabilities for AI and will narrow the gap between processing in the cloud versus on devices. It also is going to be a major contributor to driving centralized processing.
5G makes the debate around AI edge computing irrelevant. Imagine the speed in gigabits that 5G can deliver in terms of bandwidth, millisecond latencies and reliable connections. The network architecture easily supports AI processing and will change the AI landscape.
To provide some context, it is important to recognize how 5G and AI are embedded together. 5G is described as the next-generation mobile communication tech of the near future and will enhance the speed and integration of various other technologies. This will be driven by speed, quality of service, reliability and so much more that it can do to transform the current way we use the internet and its related services.
On the other end, we need to understand that AI is poised to allow machines and systems to function with intelligence levels similar to that of humans. With 5G helping in the background online simulations for analysis, reasoning, data fitting, clustering and optimizations, AI will become more reliable and accessible at the speed of light. Imagine that once you have trained your systems to perform certain tasks, performing analysis will become automatic and faster while costing far less.”
Mouser Electronics reports: “If robotics and cellular communications seem strange bedfellows, it’s because the fifth generation of wireless, 5G, is the first to wirelessly address the need of such applications rather than just increasing data rates and expanding coverage as previous generations did. This ambitious standard, called IMT-2020 by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that globally regulates them, will accomplish this by completely revolutionizing the way cellular networks are built, the devices they can connect with, the frequencies at which they operate, and the applications they serve.
The fifth generation of wireless technology will pave the way for a new generation of robots, some free to roam controlled via wireless rather than wired communications links and exploiting the vast computing and data storage resources of the cloud. Armed with these capabilities, robots can be precisely controlled dynamically in near real time, and be connected to people and machines locally and globally. In short, 5G will fully enable applications such as the “factory of the future” and many, many others that were previously beyond the capabilities of both cellular and robotics technologies.”
How 5G Will Impact Robotics & Manufacturing
The International Data Corporation released a document explaining how 5G will revolutionize industries and open powerful opportunities for suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers. The full document cost $4,500 to view, imagine that.
The abstract of the document goes on to say:
“2019 is arguably the start of the 5G new era, with a fast-growing number of 5G commercial service announcement in the year. We are seeing escalating interests in developing and demonstrating application of 5G for robotics, both from robot suppliers and 5G equipment makers and communication service providers,” said Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, research director, Worldwide Robotics and Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific. “Manufacturing organizations stand to benefit tremendously from the new capabilities and opportunities enabled by 5G and are advised to take proactive actions to investigate, understand, evaluate, and pilot proof-of-concept applications to prepare for and embrace the upcoming wave of innovation,” added Zhang.
The Potential For Real “Terminators”
5G + Melanin Cyborg Technologies + Artificial Intelligence = Terminators
The Council on Foreign Relations warns about the dangers of 5G in military hands. “The military applications of 5G technology have vital strategic and battlefield implications for the U.S. Historically, the U.S. military has reaped enormous advantages from employing cutting edge technology on the battlefield. 5G technology holds similar innovative potential. Perhaps most obviously, the next generation of telecommunications infrastructure will have a direct impact on improving military communications.”
The article goes on to say, “However, it will also produce cascading effects on the development of other kinds of military technologies, such as robotics and artificial intelligence. For instance, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, such as those used in the Department of Defense’s Project Maven, could be greatly enhanced when leveraging the data processing speeds made possible through 5G infrastructure. As an era of great power competition emerges between the United States and China, the United States has a compelling strategic interest in being at the forefront of these new technologies.”