As a technology, AI is being used to support and even redefine the core role of humans in the manufacturing industry. The most dramatic impact of AI in manufacturing is in bringing enhanced efficiencies, particularly in machine-to-machine interactions.
According to a survey conducted by Infosys titled Amplifying Human Potential: Towards Purposeful Artificial Intelligence:
have been utilizing AI systems as a part of their operations for an average of two years
have fully deployed some form of AI or automation technology as part of their operations and decision-making processes
In the near future, AI and robotics will be able to take over many assembly activities on the evolving factory floor and bring in several cost reductions for manufacturers.