While the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the manufacturing industry is not new, long-ongoing experimentation hasn’t yet led to widespread business benefits. Manufacturers remain in “pilot purgatory.”
However, new research from Google Cloud reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic may have spurred a significant increase in the use of AI and other digital enablers among manufacturers. According
to the data – which polled more than 1,000 senior manufacturing executives across seven countries – 76% of manufacturers have turned to digital enablers and disruptive technologies such as data analytics, cloud, and AI due to the pandemic.
Our findings and additional insights into the accelerated use of AI within the industry can be found within this downloadable report.