The 4th industrial revolution powered by the integration of ai, blockchain, and 5g

Aaron M. French, Kennesaw State University
J. P. Shim, Georgia State University
Kai R. Larsen, University of Colorado Boulder
Marten Risius, The University of Queensland
Hemant Jain, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


The 21st century has introduced the 4th Industrial Revolution, which describes an industrial paradigm shift that alters social, economic, and political environments simultaneously. Innovative technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and advanced mobile networks power this digital revolution. These technologies provide a unique component that, when integrated, will establish a foundation to drive future innovation. In this paper, we summarize a 2019 Association for Information Systems Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) panel session where researchers who specialize in these technologies discussed new innovations and their integration. This topic has significant implications to business and academia both as these technologies will disrupt the social, economic, and political landscapes.