Artificial intelligence (AI) can already be used in production today: Examples are the automation of routine activities, the prediction of plant failures and the optimization of processes. For medium-sized manufacturing companies, however, there is a risk of missing out on the developments and potential of AI. Many companies lack the expertise and experience to take the first steps towards more intelligent production on their own without expert guidance. The Fraunhofer Alliance Big Data AI therefore bundles its expertise in the fields of AI and production and offers the management of manufacturing companies a structured introduction to this complex topic.
The use of AI seems to be indispensable in the future to increase the productivity and competitiveness of enterprises. Today, especially small and medium sized companies are facing the task of implementing AI with regard to their own business model in suitable use cases at reasonable costs.
In cooperation with other institutes of the Fraunhofer Alliance Big Data AI, Fraunhofer IPT offers manufacturing companies the opportunity to apply expert knowledge from research into artificial intelligence in a targeted manner to industrial practice. To this end, the researchers have developed the "AI Kick-Starter Bundle" in an interdisciplinary alliance.