AI as applied to manufacturing will continue to trend upward, along with associated product liability concerns. Manufacturers will continue to seek out and implement solutions that integrate tools that use AI (including machine learning) to automate the manufacturing floor. Vendors of these tools may seek to require human oversight of their implementation, as well as engagement by the manufacturer in decision-making relating to use of such tools. As these tools are deployed, expect to see increasing attention focused on the potential safety and product liability issues that could arise from such automation, both in terms of safety of the manufacturing plant itself and the products manufactured in the plant.
This post is a part of a series on trends in the artificial intelligence space for 2023, authored by MoFo lawyers.