We are entering the era of “WordPress for Manufacturing AI”. Today, software platforms are finally emerging that simplify a complex problem, providing integration hooks, hardware flexibility, ease of use, the ability to work with little data, and, crucially, a low-cost entry point to make this technology viable for manufacturers.
We will continue to see the acceleration of AI adoption in manufacturing – from predictive maintenance to product quality assurance to demand forecasting to inventory control – all while facing the challenge of workforce scarcity, with or without a pandemic.
Peak change will happen when AI access finally becomes a low-or-no-code endeavor for manufacturers. Similar to WordPress and other common applications that are becoming ‘platformized’, then we will truly take a step towards a manufacturing economy that can withstand upheaval and re-emerge in the most challenging times.