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July 12, 2023

How Generative AI is changing the Industrial Sector

The industrial sector has changed a lot over the last decade. The advent of new technologies is causing a sector so rooted in tradition to change how it operates towards a more automated and efficient model, and we find ourselves in what is known as Industry 4.0.

With the advent of generative AI, even more options are opening up to transform the industrial sector, and we’ve compiled the most important points.

Current Industrial Landscape

The challenges the industry has been facing in recent months, such as supply disruptions, rising prices, the difficulty of finding talent, and the need to create more sustainable processes, are creating numerous barriers to improving business performance.

Many industrial employers are already transforming their processes with AI-powered technologies to address these issues. AI is creating new opportunities that help improve operational performance, reduce costs, and streamline processes.

While traditional AI systems are designed to perform specific tasks, such as image recognition or NPL, applications that require more creativity, such as image or video generation, need the help of generative AI.

This technology is transforming how businesses operate and work; the industrial sector is no exception.

Generative AI to transform industrial operations

As mentioned above, AI has been transforming and generating new business opportunities in a number of sectors for years. The advent of generative AI has created new and has begun to change industrial operations. In what ways?

Improve production processes

Generative AI can automate tasks that were previously done manually or programmatically through rules. It can optimize production scheduling, resource allocation, and inventory management, improving operational efficiency and reducing costs.

Provides informational support

Generative AI can automatically generate text to support operations, either in giving maintenance instructions for remote support or in creating operational procedures.

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Predictive maintenance

Generative AI can produce new patterns of failures that may not be found in history but could occur. This allows for more accurate predictions and adaptive maintenance plans that go beyond traditional systems.

Supply Chain management

It has the ability to optimize logistics, inventory management, and demand forecasting by analyzing large amounts of data (sales history, customer demand patterns, market trends, etc.) to optimize supply chain operations.

In fact, it facilitates autonomous decision-making in processes such as optimizing transport routes, managing inventory levels, and predicting demand fluctuations.

Turning information into results

It is capable of converting text into code or images to speed up manufacturing-related processes. For example, process automation creates programming codes when entering text.

Improving Robotics

If generative AI is applied in robotics, robot actions can be automated, for example, through voice commands, without the need for specific training or coaching. They can be used for operations such as automated material or tool supply, thus improving production efficiency, reducing engineering costs, and speed-up times.

Design Optimization

Generative design uses AI and advanced algorithms to automatically generate solutions based on specific criteria provided by the user. It explores a wide range of possible solutions to a problem, taking into account factors such as materials, manufacturing processes, cost constraints, etc.

Future of Industry

Improved Asset Performance

From reliability analysis to risk management, a large amount of data is generated, which can make it difficult to access the necessary information quickly. Generative AI is able to produce context-sensitive answers and explanations, eliminating the need for data engineering or coding skills with only an NPL processing user interface.

Quality Control

It is also very useful in product manufacturing by automating inspection and defect detection processes, as it can analyze visual, acoustic, and other sensor data to identify defects in real-time. It can also do so from a variety of sources, such as production processes, the supply chain, and customer feedback, to identify patterns and trends that help improve quality and customer satisfaction.

More sustainable

Generative AI can also optimize energy consumption and environmental sustainability by improving manufacturing processes, reducing waste, and identifying environmentally friendly materials and practices.


These improvements are still in their infancy due to recent technological advances, so it can be difficult to understand how they can fit into our business. However, generative AI has the potential to revolutionize industrial operations.

At Plain Concepts, we help you to understand what possibilities it can offer you and how to implement it successfully in your company.

We provide you with our OpenAI Framework so that you can unlock its full potential and identify together the key use cases to achieve your business goals. We will help you to design the strategy that best suits you, improving process efficiency, meeting your production needs, and ensuring business security. Contact us!

Elena Canorea
Elena Canorea
Communications Lead