AI Technologies Transform Industrial Control Automation
Smarter Manufacturing Processes Are Powered by AI
AI-enabled industrial control automation creates fresh opportunities to innovate and adapt manufacturing processes, building on a foundation of digital transformation and network advances across the intelligent edge.
Industry 4.0 technologies are motivating manufacturers to transform their legacy processes: The global industrial automation market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during 2019–2026.1 Driving forces include wireless 5G networking, the emergence of the intelligent edge, AI-infused processors, AI-enabled automation, software-defined infrastructures, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and augmented and virtual reality. Improved efficiency is at the heart of many Industry 4.0 breakthroughs, but opportunities also arise from innovative technologies — for example, adaptive manufacturing enables companies to release products and solutions uniquely tailored to specific customer preferences, adjusting manufacturing processes on the fly.