Cognitive Computing On The Rise in Manufacturing
Cognitive computing (CC) has been used to refer to new hardware and/or software that mimics the function of the human brain and assists in decision making. Manufacturers can use cognitive computing to process, analyze, and optimize the information which could be used to revolutionize product quality, customer satisfaction and innovation. CC comes from a mashup of cognitive science, which is the study of the human brain and how it functions, and computer science. Robots and self-driving cars are some examples of cognitive computing that are on the market today. If you follow either of those, you will see that they have some ways to go to perfect the science. Though still not perfect, they offer promise of a future world with many more automated systems and processes. Some of which, haven’t even been thought of yet.
Small to mid-size manufacturers may not be able to imagine how CC can benefit their business. The truth is, it probably already is. On a small scale, anything automated in your assembly line was once a big step in CC. Some organizations have already introduced robots and artificial intelligence is some manner. Cognitive computing is another piece of the digital transformation that the Manufacturing industry is undertaking. The really cool thing about this transformation is that there are so many different technology trends that are on the rise and each and every one of these can be implemented in part or whole. Adopting new technologies can be something that you do in phases and CC fits right into that mold.
Cognitive computing is meant to really help businesses automate processes and improve efficiency. It is not meant to replace your employees, but more make their jobs easier and position your business to make quicker and more informed decisions. If you are interested is learning more about what CC technologies might be available to your business, contact 2W Tech today. We are a full-service IT Consulting firm that specializes in technologies for the manufacturing industry.
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