Production industry has been kind of the same since the Industrial Revolutions. But market researchers now think we are facing a new revolution, a revolution based on the advancement of AI and automated workflow. A lot of people refer to the rise of AI as the fourth industrial revolution. So, what is going to change and are these “robots” going to “steal our jobs?
The future change is humans or workers relation to the machine. It is predicted that we in the future are going to have a role more like overseers of the machine, in contrast to the more “manual” approach we are seeing now. As the current AI systems generally are good at identifying patterns in data, way too large for human counterparts to effectively analyze.
AIs impact on the production industry
As consumers become pickier and pickier, wanting customizes, personalized and unique products rather than standardized ones, the use of AIs in the production line will be more commonly seen in the future. Ever since the industrial revolution factories optimizes to become faster at producing fewer products cheaply. As we now want personalized products factories are facing transformation as the automated production industry machines require hundreds of hours to reprogram. Some innovative manufacturers are already in use of AIs to “tackle” these problems.
In the future, we will see more adaptive manufacturing. With robots that work side by side with humans for better effectiveness. There are already robots collaborating with humans that can learn tasks by demonstration. This reduces the time spent on programming robots as is more common at this time. We will see robots learning and be performing maintenance of other robots. As you with advanced AI will be able to learn robots how to and when to perform these tasks, without human presence. We will also be seeing AIs in charge of quality control, as cameras with powerful algorithms will be able to immediately detect defects and learn to identify root causes of failure. Finally, we will see demand-driven production. As we can connect consumer apps and IoT with industrial IoT. This means that we instead of producing reactively can produce on a real-time demand of a product.