There are a lot of buzzwords floating around the manufacturing world these days: IoT, AI, machine learning, deep learning, Industry 4.0 … all these words sound impressive, but what’s actually going on? Anna-Katrina Shedletsky dives into real-world examples of how automation and greater access to manufacturing data is enabling the rise of manufacturing intelligence. She covers a brief background on factory automation, discusses what buzzwords actually mean for the industry, and presents case studies on how machine learning algorithms are already aiding anomaly detection on assembly lines. To wrap up, Anna looks to the future of automation, explaining from personal experience how it has the potential to help companies from a broad range of sectors to dramatically reduce build delays and costly product recalls.