AIJU is currently taking part in the European project titled Artificial intelligence applied to home automation, automotive and industrial maintenance, or Ai4VET for short, which seeks to develop artificial intelligence tools to support and enhance these industries, among other goals.
We are now witnessing a tipping point in the work dynamic, where relentless technological progress has opened up the opportunity for a paradigm shift within the industrial fabric. Industry 4.0, featuring the internet of things, electronic components, Big Data, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), is changing the labour market. The industry is now calling for a new breed of professional, meaning those who are highly creative and innovative, able to work in multidisciplinary teams and have developed the skills for lifelong learning, seeing as though the changes will be constant and adapting to them will be key.
This project brings together four vocational training centres, namely IES Pablo de Olavide in Spain, Šolski centre Novo Mesto in Slovenia, Centrum Ksztalcenia Zawodowego w Wysokiem Mazowieckiem in Poland, and CEPROF – Centros Escolares de Ensino Profissional Lda in Portugal, all of which have joined forces with AIJU, in its role as technology centre, to form a balanced consortium that has the connections and synergies needed to bring AI into the fields of home automation, industrial maintenance and the automotive industry.
Among the many branches of AI, bots have arguably been the most successful in becoming part of the real world. A bot is a programme that mimics human behaviour by performing automated tasks. Chatbots have come on leaps and bounds in recent years thanks to the incorporation of AI, allowing natural language and machine learning to improve exponentially.
The consortium has designed and developed three outcomes whereby AI can be applied directly at vocational training centres operating in the sectors where the project partners work: home automation, industrial maintenance and automotive. A total of six demonstrators will be modelled for each industry, based on the training cycles of each of the schools taking part, for a total of 18 demonstrators. Different chatbots will be used in each outcome in order to respond to the needs of each industry and to ensure a broader understanding of the different possibilities.
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