Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the U.S Vs. China Manufacturing Race

Robotics Business Review | July 09, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Is Shaping the U.S Vs. China Manufacturing Race
Industrial manufacturing is undoubtedly a strong economic catalyst in both the United States and China. Artificial Intelligence represents an opportunity to not only revolutionize the industrial manufacturing space, but drive economic transformation and growth as well.

While both countries have integrated AI capabilities into their industrial manufacturing operations, the United States currently holds a slight edge over in China, despite a near equal number of installed bases of AI-enabled end devices in each market. Primarily, the U.S. is more incentivized to develop approaches and strategies that encourage greater adoption of AI in industrial manufacturing.

In the United States, labor has become increasingly expensive, creating an imperative to lower production costs while maintaining — or even enhancing — production. This has resulted in a boost to the ecosystem of AI in industrial applications, with several types of vendors developing partnerships to bring AI into the industrial fold: cloud service providers, smart manufacturing platform vendors, and chipset vendors among them. Domestically, optimizing operational efficiency, reducing bottlenecks in production and limiting factory resource consumption are key goals centered around AI in manufacturing.

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Shelley Ostrander, Manufacturing Cell Manager for Graco, explains how manufacturing and marketing teams work together to create forecasts and manufacture products to deliver customers what they need when they need it.

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Shelley Ostrander, Manufacturing Cell Manager for Graco, explains how manufacturing and marketing teams work together to create forecasts and manufacture products to deliver customers what they need when they need it.