Manufacturing the Future – How Artificial Intelligence Conquers Factories

It’s been a while since artificial intelligence existed only in science fiction works. Today, artificial intelligence is not only used in our daily lives, it is also revolutionizing manufacturing.

The fourth industrial revolution is running at full speed. More and more areas of work are being digitized or modernized. Today, data and data analysis belong to the tools of the trade of every company. But one of the key drivers is artificial intelligence. Together with robotics, AI will shape the working world of tomorrow and fundamentally change or even replace some job profiles.

Manufacturing as driver of the KI Revolution

The manufacturing industry has often been a driver of the future in the past. Industrial robots have been filling the production halls for decades, drones and self-propelled systems were already in use in production earlier than was the case, for example, in logistics.
Artificial intelligence is therefore the logical extension of previous innovation technologies and is already used today to control stock levels or maintain high quality in manufacturing.

The often mentioned Smart Factory, the factories and manufacturing halls of the future, will have AI-driven applications as a central system.

The current cost drivers and time wasters, such as the maintenance of machines and production lines, will be automated in the future. This means less downtime and less losses during manufacturing.

In the next few years, KI will take over quality control, optimize design times and reduce material waste. This is the vision of the experts and companies.

The ability of artificial intelligence to recognize and interpret images will become particularly useful. In this way, the manufactured parts can correspond exactly to the standard and dangerous defects in the finished product are excluded at an early stage.

Manufacturing 2030 – the future begins today

The greatest fear of the employees in the manufacturing halls is that they will lose their jobs. But there will always be people in the production department of the future. The processes and workflows will only change in such a way that annoying small jobs are minimized and employees have more time for what is essential in the production process.

It is therefore important not to be afraid of digital transformation, of robots and artificial intelligence, but to approach the future with confidence and to make optimum use of the given possibilities.

Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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