With artificial intelligence, the second wave of digitization is picking up speed. Efficiency-enhancing solutions, new data-based business models, sustainable production - not only for corporations, but also for SMEs in particular. The member companies of the Automation Association are playing a key role in shaping this megatrend.
The working group 'Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Automation' has prepared a white paper presenting application scenarios of automation in networked production. The focus here is on the importance that AI will have in the engineering process and also in the automated mediation of cooperating partners in ecosystems.