The Business of Computer Vision: Industry 4.0

By Marty Beard • Sep 03, 2021

alwaysAI video series The Business of Computer Vision Industry 4.0

Follow along as alwaysAI Co-Founder and CEO, Marty Beard, discusses how computer vision improves productivity and safety for industrial manufacturing

Computer Vision's Impact on the Value Chain

Today we are seeing computer vision greatly improve the value chain for industrial manufacturing companies. From supply and materials management to manufacturing and delivery, edge CV is playing a powerful role. Many refer to this movement as Industry 4.0.

Ways computer vision is impacting the value chain:

  • Inventory management
  • Manufacturing accuracy and throughput
  • Inspection and quality control
  • Warehouse management
  • Packaging and delivery

The Effects of COVID-19 on Manufacturing

In 2020/2021, we saw a huge disruption with supply chains and labor markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This rapidly increased the need for automation. As labor was disrupted and demand continued to increase globally for goods and services, manufacturers felt the pressure to move faster and more efficiently. Better technology became more critical than ever before. Now, with the rise of computer vision, manufacturers have improved their bottom lines and produced more efficiently, with as high quality as possible.  

There is an increased need for:

  • Robotics development
  • Production speed
  • Anomaly detection
  • Preventative maintenance (catch equipment failures before they break)
  • Monitor packaging standards and barcode analysis

Computer vision can see a problem before it occurs (e.g decay in assets) and monitor the health of equipment much more efficiently than the human eye. CV can also provide real-time alerts that enable managers to take action before equipment breaks or damage occurs. 

Computer Vision Detects Equipment Failures Before They Break

Computer vision can also increase the health and safety of your labor force by monitoring dangerous work zones.

Several ways computer vision increases the safety of your labor force:

  • Monitoring personnel locations for restricted access
  • Compliance with PPE protocols
  • Following the right safety training
  • Audits of manufacturing processes and safety standard compliance
alwaysAI Provides Enterprises a Platform to Create Smart Manufacturing Solutions

alwaysAI’s cutting-edge development platform enables enterprise developers to build, train, and deploy computer vision applications on IoT devices at scale. Register for free and get started today, or schedule a demo and talk to our computer vision experts about your business!

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About alwaysAI

alwaysAI provides developers and enterprises with a comprehensive platform for building, deploying and managing computer vision applications on IoT devices. We make computer vision come alive on the edge - where work and life happen. The alwaysAI platform offers a catalog of pre-trained models, a low-code model training toolkit, and a powerful set of APIs to help developers at all levels build and customize CV apps. alwaysAI has an easy deployment process and a state-of-the-art run-time engine to accelerate computer vision apps into production quickly, securely, and affordably.

By Marty Beard • Sep 03, 2021

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