Season 4

S4EP2: Generative AI and the Factory of the Future

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S4EP2: Generative AI and the Factory of the Future
April 24, 2024

S4EP2: Generative AI and the Factory of the Future

This episode features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and Jason Nassar, Senior Consultant Product Manager at Dell Technologies

Jason Nassar

Jason Nassar

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Episode Transcript

How will generative AI impact the factory floor? In this conversation, Bill sits down with Jason Nassar, who is responsible for Dell Technologies’ global strategy for manufacturing edge products and solutions as a Senior Consultant Product Manager.  The two dive into the future of generative AI on the factory floor, musing about the role of robots and small language models.

Key Quotes:

“I think as the technology improves itself and it's going to happen faster than we think, there will likely be robots and even humanoid robots that are going to be performing tasks that in the past people performed.”

“At the end of the day, these LLMs or large language models, they're best put in the cloud right now, large data centers actually processing this. But this is quickly going to move directly to the edge. And that means that this technology is going to be utilized on the factory floor.”


(02:00) How did Jason get started in tech?

(02:40) IT and OT in manufacturing

(06:45) Evolution of customer needs in manufacturing

(20:54) What is possible with traditional AI?

(14:54) The potential of generative AI in manufacturing

(19:00) Hallucinations and human error

(20:50) The future of work and education

(33:32) Robots on the factory floor


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Over the Edge is hosted by Bill Pfeifer, and was created by Matt Trifiro and Ian Faison. Executive producers are Matt Trifiro, Ian Faison, Jon Libbey and Kyle Rusca. The show producer is Erin Stenhouse. The audio engineer is Brian Thomas. Additional production support from Elisabeth Plutko.


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