Wisconsin manufacturers are using AI to back up engineers and technicians in the field, supporting other technologies such as augmented reality and interactive databases.

And even more advanced applications are planned for the near future, panelists said yesterday at this year’s Wisconsin Tech Summit, held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay and organized by the Wisconsin Technology Council.

Trey Taylor, director of digital innovation for Fairbanks Morse Defense in Beloit, discussed the naval engine supplier’s use of AI in products for the U.S. military. By running signals from large diesel engines used by the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy through an artificial intelligence program, the company provides recommendations to engine operators for reactive maintenance.

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