At World Economic Forum on Asean, Talk of Computing Revolution

Industrial Revolution 4.0 is the trend towards automation of industrial processes and new advances in computing.

Washington, DC – The nations of Southeast Asia are continuing to take advantage of technological changes impacting the world, according to speakers at the World Economic Forum on Asean, which ended on Thursday in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Speakers at the forum discussed Asean’s role in what is known as the Industrial Revolution 4.0, a reference to the trend towards automation of industrial processes and new advances in computing.

Rajan Anandan, managing director of the tech giant Google’s Southeast Asia operations, said the “digital economy” was at the core of the new industrial revolution in the region.

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