About the Automation Zone

Automated harvesting machine in a plant nursery | image source: commons.wikimedia.org

Engineers have always tried to to make systems better: faster, more efficient, more accurate. Now, we can also make things smarter. From factories to Facebook to the far reaches of space, getting machines and computers to work things out for themselves is becoming more and more important.

Engineers in this zone might be making sure robots in warehouses don’t crash into each other, or making software that learns to spot patterns in genetic data to predict what diseases someone might get, or even programming spacecraft to make decisions around other planets.

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