Some 64 per cent companies in process industries around the world are anticipating fully autonomous operations by 2030, a global survey has found. The “Global End-user Survey on the Outlook for Industrial Autonomy” reports companies are moving to fully autonomous operations by 2030, and will invest in technologies that aid decision-making. About 89 per cent companies said they have plans to increase the level of autonomy in their operations, while 64 per cent are currently conducting or are piloting semi-autonomous or autonomous operations, and 67 per cent expect significant automation of most decision-making processes in plant operations by 2023. The global survey provides an in-depth view of future trends in automation and autonomy, business priorities, and technologies being deployed in key process industries including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, petrochemicals, and power generation. ...read more...