We are in an unprecedented age of emerging technology and scientific breakthroughs. Not a day goes by without a lab, a research group or start-up company announcing some innovation, breakthrough or advance in technology. Much of this technology revolves around artificial intelligence, biotechnology, automation and robotic systems. We are truly entering into an “age of robots”.
Recognising the significance of this emerging age, Logan City Council is taking the initiative with Innov8Logan to encourage the region to be on the forefront of this technological revolution. Aiming to connect, collaborate with, and promote entrepreneurs, innovators and startups in Logan, the city’s vision is on point for an economically secure future.
As much as there are fears about automation taking away jobs, there are also great opportunities for us in this nascent technology revolution. Creating and maintaining infrastructure to support a multitude of new jobs in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of new technology is on the horizon.
The communities that have the foresight to prepare for, and embrace, these opportunities will likely find themselves in a strong position in the future. Nurturing a strong and vibrant technology sector is going to be key for our future economic security as a country and there is no reason why Logan cannot be a significant player in this endeavour.
Technology news platform, Age of Robots (ageofrobots.net), is a media venture reporting on emerging technologies and scientific breakthroughs around the globe. Residing in Logan West the media company is looking to promote local industry and researchers in concert with the efforts of Innov8Logan and similar initiatives of the state.
“There are a growing number of cities and municipalities across Australia that are setting up innovation precincts to capitalise on the emerging technology revolution,” said Matthew Dahlitz, Editor-in-Chief of Age of Robots. “There’s an exciting opportunity for us here in Logan to be on this leading-edge.”
In this column Age of Robots will offer insights each month as to the science and tech innovations happening here in Logan.