How will new technologies affect manufacturing?

- Jul 22, 2019-

In recent years, technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence have developed rapidly, and have derived intelligent applications in multiple industries, such as autonomous driving, intelligent manufacturing, smart medical, and intelligent transportation. Technologies based on data analysis and cognitive computing are affecting the way we live and work, providing companies with new competitive advantages.

In the manufacturing industry, the way people work has begun to change. With the support of information technology, employers can interact closely with workers, customers and suppliers to make the manufacturing process more coordinated. After the factory has obtained a large amount of data, the best decision-making insights are finally obtained through artificial intelligence methods such as planning, reasoning and learning.

At present, the main cognitive technologies include machine learning, computer vision and language cognition. Language cognition understands and generates human language to accelerate interaction with the machine in both written and verbal ways. Machine learning can learn from data and automate diagnostics without the need for precise programming. There is also computer vision that can mine, evaluate and understand useful information from a range of images.

These technologies enable machines to understand human behavior and take over part of human work. By knowing the information provided by the computer, the manufacturer can decide on the action plan in time to achieve optimal production management.