Robots that move autonomously and intelligently making decisions and predicting scenarios are closer than you think. According to Gartner’s predictions, by the end of 2021, Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs in the world than it does. The institute points out that AI will generate 2.3 million jobs by 2021, while 1.8 million jobs will be replaced by automation. Although the use of AI is still far from being common, there are already applications in the industry that are within everyone’s reach.
According to data, global AI spending will reach R$ 140 billion this year. This means that, in addition to academic studies, these new technologies are already being implemented. And there are several ways to apply digital transformation strategy in industries. One of them, and perhaps the most advanced of all, explore the field of machine learning that uses computational codes and algorithms to make a system capable of making decisions based on complex analysis, which increases the accuracy of quality inspections, for example. With this, we can have vision equipment with the use of Artificial Intelligence that allows us to inspect 100% of the products and packaging produced.
In addition to vision systems, AI can be integrated with mobile and collaborative robots, which transport parts and equipment within the factory. These robots are generally developed to replace humans in tasks considered unhealthy or with ergonomic risks, either because of the repetition with which they are performed or because of the excessive weight involved in transporting these loads. Robots can circulate autonomously through a manufacturing plant and are integrated with the AI and are capable of predicting the need for replacement parts, among other activities.
Whatever the purpose of the application, Artificial Intelligence represents a leap in the digital transformation towards a reality in which the interconnectedness of equipment and data analysis takes more and more space in strategic business decisions.
The gains that investments in cutting-edge technologies bring go beyond increased performance and competitiveness. Investing in robotization is also linked to increasing the quality of products and services and precision in the activities performed by intelligent equipment.
In practice, talk to our experts at Perfectial and find out how digital transformation can impact positively all links in the production chain of an industry and bring benefits for the country’s development. And the possibilities are endless, whether, through smarter, robotic or automated processes, the important thing is to enter the scenario digital and be really prepared to keep up with the changes that are yet to come.
Challenges and future of digital transformation in the industry
Until recently, the adoption of digital technologies for industrial use in the market marched very fast. But, one of the main obstacles was the high cost of maintaining connections between machines.
At the moment, a big challenge is the small number of professionals trained to work in this new industry model. In addition, the use of old equipment that is unable to connect to IP networks, as well as limitations of national networks, also hinders the expansion of digital transformation.