ManuFuture Today: Leveraging AI for Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers

ManuFuture Today explores how small and mid-sized manufacturers can leverage the power of artificial intelligence to improve their productivity, accelerate innovation, and reduce costs.

The community is an outgrowth of a National Science Foundation grant, anchored at Purdue University. Other research partners include Harvard University,

Deploying artificial intelligence (AI) to support smaller manufacturers requires the design of a new industrial commons, powered by AI applications. Within the commons, companies have a safe space in which to explore the application of AI technologies to their businesses. They can 1) develop AI applications with a team of university researchers; 2) safely share data for analysis without compromising either ownership or confidentiality, 3) learn management lessons on how to apply AI technologies to their enterprise; and 4) develop initiatives to improve employee skills and well-being through the introduction of AI technologies.

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Participants in this learning community have attended AI Commons events at Purdue University. If you would like to join this community, please reach out to Ted Fiock tfiock@purdue.edu or Ali Shakouri shakouri@purdue.edu

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