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Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimal human assistance. Automation or automatic control is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications and vehicles with minimal or reduced human intervention.

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Organizations relating to Automation

International Society of Automation / Research Triangle Park NC, USA / Est. 1945
Continental Automated Building Association / Ottawa ON, Canada
Association for Automatic Language Processing / Paris, France / Est. 1959
European Library Automation Group / Wageningen, Netherlands / Est. 1979
Club of Bologna / Rome, Italy / Est. 1988
International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction / Bratislava, Slovakia / Est. 1990
Latin American Centre of Banking Automation / Bogota, Colombia
KNX Association / Diegem, Belgium / Est. 1999
Organization for Machine Automation and Control / Reston VA, USA / Est. 1994
European Factory Automation Committee / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 2000
Danube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1990
Interbus Club / Bad Pyrmont, Germany / Est. 1992
European Design and Automation Association / Milan, Italy / Est. 1993
International Instrument Users' Association - WIB / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1963
Convention Relative to the Laying of Automatic Submarine Contact Mines / Est. 1907
European Design Automation Conference
International Congress on Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology
Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization / Beijing, China / Est. 2002
International Committee on Automation of Mines and Quarries / Est. 1967
Translation Automation User Society Data Association / De Rijp, Netherlands / Est. 2008
Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, Regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows / Strasbourg, France / Est. 2001
Asian Federation of Computer Vision Societies / Seoul, Korea Rep
European Machine Vision Association / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 2003
Users' Association of Measurement, Regulation and Automation Equipments / Est. 1970
International Federation of Automatic Control / Laxenburg, Austria / Est. 1957

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World Problems relating to Automation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Elimination of jobs by automation
Mental stress due to automation
Failure of computer billing
Negative social effects of automation
Decline in educational standards

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