Augmentir recently participated in the 2020 ARIA Leadership Summit at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. The AR in Action (ARIA) Leadership Summit featured live presentations from inventors, innovators, integrators, investors, and other executives that are experts in the industry. The summit focused on the latest advancements in augmented reality, and how AR and other technologies will shape the industry in 2020 and beyond.

Augmentir’s Chris Kuntz presented on “The Rise of the Augmented Worker: How AI and AR are Shaping the Future of Work.” This presentation showcased a unique use of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) in the manufacturing sector, and how AI is being used to intelligently close the skills gap and transform the frontline workforce of the future. The combination of AI and AR will allow us to provide the next generation of connected workers with AI-driven, visual guidance that will continuously improve work outputs and ultimately lead to the exponential productivity gains industrial companies are looking for.

Here is a recording of the presentation.

Supported by an increased level of connected-ness of today’s frontline workers, AI systems are capable of taking in large amounts of data and finding correlations and patterns that can be used to help improve productivity, enhance skills, and provide more cost-effective, targeted training. With an ecosystem of content authors, frontline workers, subject matter experts, operations managers, continuous improvement engineers, and quality specialists, there are dozens of opportunities to address the skills gap, improve quality, and improve performance.

The level of personalization that an AI-based system can deliver to work procedures and instructions allows companies to not only address initial skill gaps but also deliver continual improvements over time.

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Artificial Intelligence is a powerful tool to enable frontline workers in manufacturing to do their best work. While some fear that AI will eventually replace human labor, the reality is that AI-driven automation is not the solution to maximum productivity. Additionally, for most industrial organizations it is simply not feasible or even possible to automate processes that require human decision making or dexterity.

When we use AI to amplify worker activity, it becomes a tool that can quickly be leveraged by any sized manufacturing organization to continuously improve productivity and quality of work, while ultimately strengthening the position of frontline workers.

In this webinar you will hear Augmentir VP of Marketing, Chris Kuntz, speak about how industrial organizations can quickly realize the benefits of AI-driven optimization through Augmentir’s augmented worker platform.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how AI empowers workers to perform at their peak productivity
  • Gain insight into how AI helps capture collective and tribal knowledge to advance training and close the skills gap in your organization
  • Understand how Augmentir breaks down the barriers to technology adoption and allows organizations to generate results within days of implementation


Chris Kuntz, VP of Marketing, Augmentir

Chris is the VP of Marketing at Augmentir, where he oversees the planning and execution of the company’s marketing initiatives, as well as the development of the partner ecosystem and customer success strategy.  Chris has over 20 years of experience in high tech solution delivery, marketing, business development, and consulting in the industrial software sector. Prior to Augmentir, Chris was the VP of Marketing at ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform company (acquired by PTC), where he managed the IoT marketing activities and partner programs.  Previously, Chris held executive positions in marketing and business development at multiple successful software companies. Chris has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Binghamton University.

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The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), and wearable tech opens the door to connecting historically disconnected frontline workers into the digital fabric of the business. The trend towards the consumerization of software makes it furthermore possible to make these technologies not only available to large enterprises, but also small and mid-sized manufacturers as it significantly reduces time and effort to try, buy, and own the software.

In this on-demand webinar, hosted in partnership with SME, Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO of Augmentir, shares how to augment the frontline workforce with interactive guidance, personalized instructions, and remote support. This will not only guide workers to new levels of efficiency but enables organizations to capture human-centric activities in real time. Leveraging AI, we can then convert these noisy streams of data into insights that identify the most significant areas of opportunity in productivity, quality, training, and operations.

You will learn:

  • How augmented procedures guide your frontline workforce to new levels of productivity and quality
  • How to harvest the value from genuinely understanding your human-centric operations
  • How AI can provide rich insights into human and machine behavior that ultimately unlock the value of AR and wearable tech

Ready to Dive in?

If you’re ready to start addressing the skills gap problem within your organization and want empower your workforce with the tools they need to continually improve the productivity and quality of work, sign up for a free 30-day trial of Augmentir. Test out the easiest connected worker platform on the market at no risk and start creating sustainable value throughout your manufacturing organization.

While the concept of Industry 4.0 has been around for quite some time, its associated productivity benefits remain a work in progress for large manufacturers. For small and mid-sized manufacturers, Industry 4.0 remains completely out of reach due to the technical complexity and high costs.

Augmentir is breaking these barriers with its modern AI-based augmented worker platform and is helping manufacturers to quickly realize the productivity and quality benefits of Industry 4.0.

In this presentation from Westec 2019, you’ll hear Chris Kuntz, VP of Marketing, talk about 3 real-world examples of how a small, medium and large manufacturer use Augmentir to:

  • Speed deployment and time to value
  • Close the skills gap by training and guiding workers with personalized instructions
  • Continuously improve the performance of their frontline workforce through AI-based insights
  • Transform existing business models by driving continuous improvements across the organization

The reality of Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) is that most industrial companies are having difficulty creating sustainable value when adopting the technology. Most AR vendors were overly focused on delivering information and digital work instructions to industrial workers via wearable devices, which has not produced the expected efficiency benefits. 

What has been overlooked is that the real opportunity lies in using technology as a means of connecting and augmenting manufacturing workers to create sustainable value throughout the organization. 

At Augmentir, we believe that it’s time to move beyond AR and instead focus on the combination of AR and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), a new revolution in worker productivity that we call Augmented Operations. 

In this presentation from Westec 2019, Augmentir VP of Marketing Chris Kuntz explains how Augmented Operations allows manufacturing organizations to: 

  • Empower workers with personalized and dynamic work instructions to perform at their peak productivity
  • Close the skills gap by capturing tribal knowledge from experts and making that knowledge a scalable corporate asset
  • Deliver AI-based insights and recommendations based on human worker data to help drive continuous improvement across the entire organization – from operations to training to quality.