Artificial intelligence has transformed the mainstream manufacturing industry with machine-learning technology and pattern recognition software. But, what about the little guys? Waiting several years for your organization to have the ability to afford testing the same artificial intelligence big manufacturers are using today can cost your company time and revenue. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are assessing artificial intelligence with the help of the lean manufacturing philosophy.

Instructor Amit Manghani goes into depth about a sub-discipline called machine learning in his article called, “Primer on Machine Learning”. Machine learning is a form of data analysis that allows computers to recognize hidden programs without being programmed to do so. This process makes it easier for the manufacturer to identify operations for artificial intelligence that are practical and available to most manufacturers. Read more about the four different types of opportunities to apply machine learning to lean manufacturing→