EUROLAB Special Briefing
Against the background of a worldwide pandemic, laboratories are dramatically changing the way they operate and rethinking their processes
The laboratory of the future is entering a new era, characterized by networked devices with smart functions, complex automated robots and new interfaces. A correct handling of enormous amount of data, as well as intelligent laboratory systems, will be necessary for their continued viability.
Current and future trends in automation, artificial intelligence and connected devices will drive a continuous improvement of laboratory systems, which will be characterized by a marked change in the way technicians and specialists handle their day-to-day operations. Robot-handled experiments can save time for researchers – allowing them to focus more on new ideas – and eliminate any risk factor involved in human errors. AI-powered algorithms can help identify relationships between results, choosing the best experiments to perform based on the situation and analysing vast quantities of data in less time than previously possible.