Automation is already a popular manufacturing process, but with advances in AI and remote communication, this practice is likely to explode in the coming years. Automation in terms of manufacturing basically means taking rote tasks and designing a system that performs them in a fully automatic way. For example, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant might have an automated system for dispensing a given amount of a powdered chemical. Automation can provide numerous benefits, including mechanical precision and consistency, greater safety and decreased operating expenses.
AI is going to make automation more widespread and even more reliable. Based on the trajectory of current automation trends, here are a few predictions about what the future of manufacturing will look like.
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