With every passing day, technology is adding a new chapter in the revolutionization of humanity. In this fast-paced world, technology has helped in performing tasks with higher efficiency and faster rate. In earlier days, when technology was not prominent, industries required huge labor to perform the tasks.
The need to perform complex tasks and lack of skilled labor to perform these tasks, led to the development of modern-day automation systems. Automation systems have helped in performing those tasks at a much faster pace and efficiency. Automation Systems are built using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.
For a better understanding of the topic, let us acquaint ourselves with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence is the branch of computer science that enables machines to perform tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence. Artificial intelligence provides machines the power of reasoning, decision making, problem solving and perception.
Machine Learning: Machine Learning is a subset of artificial intelligence. Machine Learning deals with training the machines by feeding huge datasets in the form of examples and instructions. In this way, computers learn automatically and perform tasks without being explicitly programmed or with any human intervention.
Benefits of automation
The benefits of automation over manual process are as follows:
1. Improved Productivity
2. Improved Quality
Automating the processes using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning saves time. Manual processes take time. Automating processes speeds up the tasks thereby improving the output and productivity. This frees your valuable human labor who can instead work on tasks that are more complex and add direct value to your business.
4. Reduces Costs
It is no doubt that building Artificial Intelligence applications requires a considerable amount of budget in the beginning, but it will most often be worth the investment. In the long run, automation has proven to be more efficient and cost-effective than the human counterpart. Automation helps in performing tasks and requires fewer resources.
5. Higher Reliability
Reliability is another merit of using automation systems over manual processes. Automation systems are more reliable than the human counterpart. Humans commit mistakes, making them less reliable. On the other hand, automation systems once programmed do not commit mistakes on their part. Automation systems make sure that jobs are not forgotten and are performed in a sequence in batch processing.
Automation is transforming manual processes at a fast rate. Let us discuss some of the manual processes that have been taken over by automation.
1. Automation in Production
2. Automation in Retail
Artificial Intelligence machines have helped retailers by automating processes. Retailers can have synchronization setup to align the demand and supply. They no longer have to check the availability of products in the store as well as in the inventory. Automation systems alarm well before time about the availability of a specific product in the retail store.
3. Automation in Healthcare
4. Automation in the IT industry
5. Automation in Customer Service
No doubt, automation has revolutionized the way things are done. Automation systems are more reliable, productive and cost-effective than the human counterpart. We are witnessing a continuous process where automation is taking over manual tasks. Automation is an effective and efficient way of achieving more significant goals. As it has decreased the need for human intervention and thus people can take advantage, and make time for more creative work rather than doing daily mundane tasks. It should all lead to further advancement in technology.