Siemens MindSphere is an IoT operating system that promises to help designers and engineers align themselves with your plant’s production and operations teams to create a “closed loop” in which engineering and operations address inefficiencies proactively. Their competitors in the space: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Watson, SAP, GE and PTC ThingWorx all claim IoT[…]
Is Machine Learning In Manufacturing A Joke?
One of the hottest buzzwords in any industry right now is artificial intelligence. In fact, trillions of dollars will be made by businesses over the course of the next decade who leverage this world-changing technology to disrupt their respective spaces. It offers the core solution to intimidatingly large data and complex ecosystems with revolving variables. It is being viewed by many as a silver bullet to existing industry problems. Unfortunately, these solutions mostly aren’t here yet – for any industry – and smart businesses are forced to proceed forward with caution.
The manufacturing space is no exception to this phenomenon. Artificial intelligence and machine learning in manufacturing are talked about at every industrial conference; yet implemented on of very few actual shop floors.
This ground swell would have you believe that this industry is on the verge of having every major manufacturer equipped with a fully-functioning smart shop floor; complete with Watson writing songs with Bob Dylan in the corner. Dare I say that this isn’t the case?