AI is coming to factories as IBM works with IoT startup Wi-Next

IBM will bring more advanced analytics to Wi-Next’s industrial IoT systems The Internet of Things is Watson’s next challenge. Credit: IBM IDG News Service Jan 22, 2016 1:51 PM Internet of Things startup Wi-Next will add IBM analytics to its systems for industrial quality control and predictive maintenance. The added capabilities, including some powered by artificial intelligence, are designed to help food-processing companies and consumer product makers keep production lines running smoothly despite what’s sometimes a breakneck pace. The partnership should help deliver one of the most important benefits promised by industrial IoT: preventing unexpected shutdowns. It’s also aimed at keeping every product that rolls off the line exactly the same. Industrial machines have had ways to talk to each other for years, but often with limited, proprietary tools. With…


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