Smart Manufacturing Special AI Edition


The SME’s official publication, Smart Manufacturing, ran a special AI feature in the June edition. As part of the feature, Sam’s article “Stanley Black & Decker goes all-in on AI training” was included.

“Recent advances in AI, especially in NLP (natural language processing) and computer vision are revolutionizing audio and video processing and understanding, condensing that lengthy video creation process to six steps and just 20 minutes—for a fraction of the cost. Suddenly, video training makes sense for many more uses. By applying AI to a manual-intensive process, we can more quickly bridge the skills gap and easily create on-the-job training that is rich, easy to consume, and simple to distribute.

Just as it did for word processing, desktop publishing, and 3D printing, technology can empower the experts to capture their real work or demonstration, producing step-by-step training videos.  All you need is a smartphone and a subject-matter expert to perform their individual tasks and processes. After the content is captured, it is automatically sent to the cloud, where various AI services, such as speech to text, object recognition, image understanding, translation, and semantic segmentation are applied, converting this expertise into a ready-to-distribute video to global users speaking different languages.

We’ve been working with Stanley Black and Decker (SBD) to supercharge their workforce training on process documentation and skills management / upskilling. SBD’s priorities reflect the needs of many manufacturers: standard work and cross training, Industry 4.0 upskilling, and knowledge transfer while maintaining social distancing and meeting EHS and internal quality standards. Al-powered video-based training meets all these requirements.”


To read the entire article, head over to Smart Manufacturing.



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