Artificial Intelligence in Our Industry

Author:  Kumar Balan | Blast Cleaning and Shot Peening Specialist
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 36, Issue 4, Fall 2022
Doc ID:  2022033
Year of Publication:  2022
DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY Shot peening is the result of millions of media particles impacting and plastically deforming the impacted surface while altering its metallurgical characteristics. Therefore, disruption is hardly new to us shot peeners! However, when disruption could do more than just alter metallurgical state from austenite to martensite, it is time to take notice! A casual Google search will reveal the topmost disruptive technology currently to be Artificial Intelligence (AI). I suggest that AI is a phenomenon that will continue to influence our lives in unprecedented ways and not just be acknowledged as a new technological experience. It is already showing its presence everywhere, starting with the above example of a Google search result, self-driving cars, and as a key element in a modern, automated factory. AI has gained enough prominence that the McKinsey Global Institute estimates the value of its financial impact to be about $13 trillion by 2030. Its rapid spread is also noticed outside of the IT sector.

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