Is AI teaching you
When we posted about AI in a recent newsletter, it was one of the highest clicked articles ever. We'll continue to provide some perspective on the usage of AI in upcoming issues. If you have anything you'd like to see us research, feel free to drop us a line.
This article was prompted by a piece in the Pittsburgh Business Times called "How artificial intelligence will help, or hinder, your workforce." It referenced a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research that assessed the performance of customer support agents for a firm that supports small business owners. The study found by using AI, resolving customer issues was boosted by 14%. However, they also noted it only helped agents who were new or had less experience.
The theory presented notes the reason for this is that AI is learning behaviors and skills from SKILLED WORKERS, which allowed it to help those less experienced.
So I decided to put this theory to the test and asked BARD AI (Google's version): how can I use AI for my small manufacturing company? Here's the response:
There are many ways that you can use AI for your small manufacturing company. Here are a few examples:
Predictive maintenance: AI can be used to predict when equipment is likely to fail, so that you can take preventive action and avoid unplanned downtime. This can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Quality control: AI can be used to automate quality control checks, so that you can catch defects early and avoid sending out defective products. This can improve your customer satisfaction and reduce your product recalls.
Supply chain management: AI can be used to optimize your supply chain, so that you can ensure that you have the right amount of inventory on hand at the right time. This can help you to reduce your costs and improve your customer service.
Robotics: AI can be used to control robots in your manufacturing process, which can help you to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Data analytics: AI can be used to analyze your manufacturing data, so that you can identify trends and make better decisions about your business.
These are just a few examples of how you can use AI for your small manufacturing company. The specific applications that are right for you will depend on your specific business needs. Here are some tips for getting started with AI in manufacturing:
Start small: Don't try to implement AI across your entire manufacturing process all at once. Start with a small project that you can easily manage, and then scale up from there.
Find the right partners: There are a number of companies that offer AI solutions for manufacturing. Do your research and find a partner that has a solution that is right for your needs.
Get buy-in from your team: AI can be a big change for your manufacturing team. Make sure that you get their buy-in before you start implementing AI solutions.
AI has the potential to transform your small manufacturing company. By using AI, you can improve your efficiency, accuracy, and profitability. So don't wait, start exploring how AI can help your business today.
So, do you agree AI has learned from you, the business owner? Or are you still able to learn from AI?