A technology that is still immature or has some technological sophistication but still has very few users but expects to offer significant value. Current examples include:
- Artificial intelligence.
- Recognition of speech and handwriting.
- Augmented reality and 3D rendering.
- Smart cards.
- Communication in real-time.
- Better user security.
- Data mining.
- Management of information.
Advanced technology is described as an IT invention that is new or evolving and still has relatively few users, but promises to provide significant value for the future. While both advanced manufacturing and manufacturing technology vary from this concept, they have relationships with each other. To develop processes and goods within the supply chain, advanced manufacturing takes advantage of both advanced technology and manufacturing technology.
When industry experts refer to production technology, a number of machine tools that range from highly advanced CNCs to manufacturing robots are discussed. For example, state of the art computers, once they are widely accepted, can be considered advanced technology.
In these industries (and a number of others) advanced technology and IT experts involved in its production are necessary to simplify and optimize activities and necessities such as unit testing, version control, outlining and controlled code.
In these spaces, advanced manufacturing is needed to produce goods that effectively make advances in the industry. In addition, advanced manufacturing technologies such as manufacturing robots and autonomous robots enable products needed to drive critical technology areas such as the space industry and vertical farming to be rapidly and cost-effectively produced.
Similarly, through automating and enhancing essential IT procedures, advanced technology affects the software industry. This involves testing a construct that used to be done manually and developing automated development environments that reduce coding errors and provide a single-view dashboard to access an entire suite of resources for development.