Paving the road to autonomy

APM Appliances Paving the Way to Autonomous Manufacturing

Just as autonomous vehicles are held out as a potential future for transportation, autonomous factories and plants are a possible future for at least some forms of manufacturing.  With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications in the asset performance management (APM) space, coupled with the fact virtually every control…

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The Coming Manufacturing CIO Automation Hangover

Thanks to COVID, manufacturing companies have been investing in automation at a record level over the last twelve months. Management consultancy McKinsey reports that in a survey of 800 executives 67% say they are increasing their automation investments either somewhat or significantly.  The business journal The Economist reports that automation investment nearly doubled in 2020…

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Prediction 2021: Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Despite COVID-driven tech investments, the majority of manufacturers will fail in digital transformation through the end of 2022. I say this because, while COVID is really driving investment in technologies like AR/VR, Automation, AI, Machine Learning – the applications of these technologies have helped to mitigate the disruptions that COVID has caused – but the…

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Prediction 2021: Few telcos will Keep Up with the Elite Adopters of AI

It’s not just AI, of course. It’s the effects of the combination of the intertwining of analytics, automation and AI (A3) and the different ways and paces various telcos experiment with and embrace the revolutions that A3 will bring. The differences in ways and paces will create three new and different classes of telcos –…

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AI verticals on the horizon?

Harsh criticisms of the scientific foundations of AI are accumulating and the trend sped up steeply in 2020. This may delay AI deployment by some years but it will do the technology (and you) well.

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