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.