There are many industries where AI is already being applied to maximise value, reduce waste and increase employee safety. Our new ebook "How to use Artificial Intelligence without a degree in data science" examines how this is already occurring, with examples of real business issues.
Manufacturing operations require high quality production and assembly processes. AI automates repetitive tasks, such as the quality inspection process, accelerating processes, securing domain knowledge, making workflows more predictable and reducing operational risks.
Manually sorting items is a costly, slow and error-prone process. By using visual object detection to identify hard to separate classes and deploying robots to sort the items, sorting tasks can be completed faster, more consistently and safely.
Commercial real estate asset management traditionally requires a huge amount of human resources, systems, planning and services. Automating the inspection of any visual or visualisable assets allows errors and deviations from regulations to be identified immediately.
Intelligent automation can also be used to keep people safe. Tracking every individual's activity in crowded spaces is almost impossible, AI, however, can detect attributes of persons, automatically recognising movement and context to prevent suspicious activity and increase safety.
The infrastructure sector - where maintenance depends heavily on labour-intensive, repetitive tasks ranging from checking deliverables with plans to detecting malfunctions - has much to gain from AI.
Misalignment between planned work and reality can cost millions in damages, for example when construction equipment breaks down or pipes and cables are destroyed. Public safety can be at risk on roads and waterways if defects are not identified and acted upon immediately.
AI enables real time identification of anomalies, maximising the utilisation of human resources and allowing customers to maintain infrastructure cost-effectively, with limited maintenance funds. It ensures inspections are undertaken at optimal frequency and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
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