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AI turns ordinary products into industry game-changers

April 20, 2018

Hannover Messe 2018 | Reinventing Products with AI

Most industrial companies recognize AI’s potential. When we recently surveyed 500 manufacturers across six industrial sectors in six countries we found no shortage of AI enthusiasm.

A four-stage journey to success


Nearly 70% believe in the power of AI with sufficient conviction.


Only 16% turn conviction into a commercially viable vision.


Just 5% commit senior management and resources to embed AI.


Only 2% achieve the scale they need to drive market value from their digitally reinvented products.

“The re-invention of industrial products with AI is still in its early stages, and getting it right is anything but easy. However, the successes of the AI leaders in our sample clearly show that it can be done and that the business case for AI in industrial is very strong.”

— ERIC SCHAEFFER, Senior Managing Director, Industrial

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Eric Schaeffer

Senior Managing Director – Industrial


Managing Director – Accenture Research


Principal Director – Technology Consulting Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation, ASGR Products

Matthias Wahrendorff

Thought Leadership Research Senior Principal – Accenture Research

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