The manufacturing segment is evolving into a new state fueled by massive digital transformation efforts with the latest oil of the industry - Data. Artificial intelligence is being used to support & even change the role of the human workforce in the physical environment. The most dramatic impact of technology is in bringing efficiency to manufacturing's complex processes & M2M interactions spanning across products & assets within factories & global supply networks.
Having been an aggressive user of robotics & mechanization for decades, AI is the next logical step for the manufacturing sector to improve productivity, production line & tooling utilization as well as to minimize production cost per unit.
With each stage being monitored by sensors that feed data to AI is driven analytics, a manufacturer can determine the production processes of each product much faster than with manual processes alone.