According to a latest Accenture’s Technology Vision report, more than 80 percent of leading executives in aerospace and defense companies expect to see artificial intelligence (AI) systems working alongside their human employees in just the next few years. In fact, Accenture and some of its aerospace clients already are using AI systems in forecasting and other decision-making processes.
The report also states that 70 percent of A&D leaders believe that it will take two years or fewer for new and to adopt emerging technology overall. Out of all, 94 percent of the respondents said they believe this next generation of technology will be moving into physical environments by adopting augmented reality, connected devices, and robotics.
John Schmidt, Managing Director, and the Global A&D lead discussed how one leading aircraft OEM was connecting distant engineers and factory managers via augmented reality, cutting down on travel time and costs between the sites.
Moreover, executives are also aware that the new technologies will also bring various challenges with it, which itself begins with the fact that demands for data sharing will increase. About 90 percent of poll takers said their A&D companies expect the data exchanged with major business partners will grow over the next two years.