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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is just as it sounds. Computer systems complete jobs usually done by a person while mimicking human intelligence. AI models behavior and decision-making processes to fit changing environments without the need to be programmed for each situation. 

AI is becoming more and more prevalent, and it's front and center in many everyday tasks:

  • Speech recognition (like talk-to-text).
  • Suggesting items for you based on your user history (when you shop on a company's website, and then that company's ad pops up on your Facebook page).
  • Even helping interpret medical situations (such as reading X-rays or MRIs).

The advantages AI brings to manufacturing are mind-blowing and endless. And we've only just begun.

We asked around, and here's what industry pros say are the most talked about opportunities AI brings.


Manufacturers deal with a lot. Issues like supply chain problems, changing market demands, and production bottlenecks are a thing on the daily. AI helps by responding quickly and adjusting production schedules and maintenance routines based on real-time data. AI's predictive maintenance makes sure equipment is consistently running to the best of its ability. It reduces downtime by foreseeing equipment failures before they occur.


Getting it right makes or breaks a manufacturer. Robotics and automation achieve quality control tasks at the next level with AI. They analyze production data to figure out patterns, glitches, and defects. While executing tasks precisely, AI assists in increasing work accomplished, reducing errors, waste, and recalls, ultimately upping customer satisfaction.


It's the name of the game when it comes to adjusting to varying product requirements and customization needs. Tweaking production lines with AI is a game-changer. It helps with inventory by expecting changes and adjusting schedules on the fly. This makes manufacturing run smoother and more responsive to what's happening in the market.

Computer Vision and Robotics.

AI-driven computer vision systems step up quality control by spotting defects and irregularities while production is happening. Robots with AI technology can recognize objects and plan their moves, handling intricate tasks with unbelievable accuracy and safety. Bring on the collaborative robots (also called cobots) that work side by side with humans, keeping things running smooth and safe for teamwork on the factory floor.

Get ready because AI will keep evolving and continue to deliver operational excellence in the manufacturing world. Find out how AI can improve your manufacturing processes through robotics and automation. Contact us through our website or give us a call at 866-243-2402. Let's figure out your specific AI needs and solutions.