Key Lessons When Implementing Industrial AI in Post-COVID-19 World

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By Lian Jye Su | 2Q 2020 | IN-5826


Streams of Industrial AI Announcements


COVID-19 has caused a massive interruption to factory productions worldwide. The requirement of safe distancing will definitely lead to future reorganization of work cell and process flow in the industrial and manufacturing setting. Manufacturers unable to do safe distancing due to space restrictions will need to resort to more automation. While a lot of the existing automation in factories, such as product inspection, barcode reading, and item tracking, has been well-supported by conventional Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML)-based AI is expected to bring greater levels of automation, allowing manufacturers to reclaim, or even surpass, their pre-COVID-19 efficiency levels.

This explains why the announcements relating to ML-based industrial AI have never ceased, despite all the negativity surrounding COVID-19. Leading edge AI chipset manufacturers Intel and NVIDIA have unveiled key partnerships that deepen their presence in the industrial and manufacturing space. In April 2020, Intel joined hands with ADLINK and Arrow Electronics to Launch Vizi-AI Development…

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