Artificial intelligence (AI) in industry is a key driver for securing the future of Germany as an industrial location. AI provides assistance and relief for humans - not only in private everyday life, but also in industrial applications. The use of AI can, for example, optimise production processes and raise them to a new level of efficiency. It thus also makes a significant contribution to resource efficiency and sustainability. The electrical industry has a special significance here as an enabler industry at the interface between the IT and production worlds.
The ZVEI factsheet on the use of artificial intelligence in an industrial context is intended to clarify the essential differences between industrial AI applications and consumer-related applications and to demonstrate the potential of AI technologies for innovative, data-driven business models. To this end, the use of industrial AI is illustrated by means of example cases of industrial AI solutions in the lead markets of the electrical industry.