Author: Marla P. Rogers (East Carolina University)
Factory operations will change significantly during the next 10-20 years due to advances in artificial intelligence and the Internet. Artificial Intelligence will place machines capable of automatic reasoning on factory floors providing instantaneous solutions to manufacturing problems during the production process. As older machines are replaced with internet- ready tools the machines will be capable of reporting production information to managers and maintainers through the Internet. Current developments and technological forecasts indicate that machine- controlled operation and machine to person communication is a reliable and tangible expectation.
Keywords: computer science|internet|management|manufacturing
How to Cite: Rogers, M. P. (2002) “Artificial Intelligence and the Internet: An Integral Part of the Factory of the Future”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. 18(2).