What are the real opportunities for where AI can be introduced in industrial and how can companies identify what is feasible based on where the technology is today?
Alex West is a Senior Principal Analyst for Omdia’s manufacturing technology group. He leads its coverage of IIoT, including insight into readiness, industrial edge computing, the evolution of industrial automation, and predictive maintenance.
He joined us at the AI Summit London, September 2020, to introduce the Manufacturing Track and to set the scene for AI in manufacturing.
“When deploying AI [in the manufacturing sector] it really does need to be a specific approach. What is the pain point a company is trying to solve? Any company that leads with the introduction of AI, rather than identifying a business pain point is going to struggle”.
His presentation sets the scene for the opportunities and development of AI in manufacturing, including a review of applications and innovations that are made possible, along with common challenges that are faced by manufacturing companies.
It also covers how end-users should consider how cloud and Edge technologies should support the hosting of AI and algorithms, and finally gives some steps for success for those looking to embark on their AI journey.
And if this piques your interest then make sure to sign up for Alex’s upcoming panel, featuring representatives from Henkel, Jaguar Land Rover and ArcelorMittal Dofasco on how to leverage the disruption from AI, ML and IoT to reach the next level of transformation.
Omdia also has a host of reports on the topic of practical deployments of AI and Intelligent Automation that we’d recommend you check out!
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