AI and the Next Wave of Manufacturing Tech
Manufacturing success has always been built around finding the better mousetrap — making something more effective, creating a simpler solution, and reducing the human workload. For an industry once so reliant on simple machines like levers, wedges, and screws and proven processes like Ford’s assembly line, a 21century manufacturer would do well to capitalize on technology that can “think,” “learn,” and “grow” to anticipate a problem and adapt viable solutions faster than its human counterpart.
Artificial intelligence is that technology and it can be a deciding factor for how quickly your business can jump the competition. By incorporating computer systems into the existing manufacturing process, your machines can perform tasks previously requiring human skills and knowledge. Whether it’s visualizing a task from point A to point B, making a decision based on prior experiences, or interpreting data to do something more efficiently, artificial intelligence (or AI as we’ll refer to it) trains your facility to learn, self-correct, and improve — all while removing human error and maximizing human talent.