ML is a form of Artificial Intelligence, where a machine is able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. ML is built on algorithms that allow computer software to learn from experience, adapt to new input and complete tasks with something similar to human intelligence. Thanks to the algorithms, the software can therefore independently make analyses based on vast amounts of data, although this does require enormous computing power. In a production environment, ML allows machines to react to the context in which they operate, recognise patterns in process or product quality, take decisions independently and communicate with other machines. Besides performing intelligent tasks, ML also allows machines to learn from their mistakes.
ML has now passed the idea phase and is set to play an increasingly important role in the manufacturing industry. Machines that currently perform mainly repetitive tasks, for example, will increasingly learn on their own, fostering their ability to solve problems and continuously improve. As such, current business models will have to be rewritten and new business models may emerge as ML continues to develop.
The AR and ML applications Hellebrekers is currently working on are still in development. With great passion and dedication, our engineers are designing applications that will help the manufacturing and process industries move forward. As soon as they reach another milestone, we will let the world know via the News & Innovations page on this website.