The Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 is here – it’s blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. With a fusion of progressive technology like AI, robotics, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, and more, it’s changing the way the world functions.
We are witnessing the inception of full automation across sectors – manufacturing, retail, pharma, medicine, and more. Data has become instrumental to making this happen and Artificial Intelligence is what’s driving it. As we progress into a more capable, more exciting future, it’s imperative that the quality of production, in all sectors, becomes better and better – it’s called progress for a reason.
AI has been providing the inputs for digital transformation but without the capability to understand context. The AI cameras currently used by most businesses require a human to look at the footage to add context in the detection and have a very low accuracy which makes them ineffective. Without context, there’s little value that these cameras can provide.
The machines that businesses and organizations have setup into their premises to monitor data, especially cameras, only look at the 1s and 0s of the data that’s presented to them – they lack the clarity of context that denies them the opportunity to be precise, accurate, and error-free.
And that’s about to change.
In the last few years, we’ve taken huge leaps in vision intelligence. This prominent technology enables cameras to look at visual feed as a whole – complete in its context. This empowers them to identify, detect, or distinguish between objects with better clarity, precision, and accuracy.
Current advantages of vision intelligence in quality control
With the recent advancement in vision intelligence, we have already seen the benefits in quality control like:
- identifying damaged/faulty goods during production
- enforcing PPE for workers
- checking on vacant shelves in supermarkets
- Identifying and eliminating repetitive tasks
Why AI Vision will become crucial for quality inspection
Quality control is fast becoming automated in a lot of companies across sectors.
Such improvements in the process not only improves the productivity of a process but also leads to more efficient production leading to better returns for businesses with a higher production at reduced costs.
For instance, a camera overlooking a production line must have a person sitting behind it, ensuring that no product is damaged or defective. Now, this person could easily miss a few defective products owing to fatigue which could affect the later production. With an AI-enabled camera, the defective products can be instantly and consistently flagged and pulled out of the production line, saving wastage any further in the process.
These intelligent cameras can not only detect imperfections but also enable geometric inspection, packaging control, product classification, and more.
Some of the undeniable advantages of vision intelligence in quality inspection include:
- Being precise and accurate in reporting and flagging inefficiencies
- Accelerating the production speed through seamless flow of repetitive tasks
- Reducing the downtime of a process by eliminating breaks or rest
- Lowering the operational costs by cutting down on manual labor and saving on wastage
Cogniphi is accelerating the future of vision intelligence with Cogniphi’s AI Vision by enabling leaders in the manufacturing with specific cognitive intelligence to solve problems. We take a very objective approach to solving business problems – analyzing the challenge to find out the reasons behind any inefficiencies and reaching the root of the cause and solving it from within to ensure that the return on investment is profound.
Cogniphi is a technology company that enables customers to achieve transformational outcomes through cognitive digital solutions. It believes in a 360-degree problem-solving approach, building solutions that can scale and adapt to changing business demands for continuous improvement.