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Today there is high pressure on this industry to be as competitive as possible, in terms of automating processes, optimizing cycle times, reducing unwanted downtime and increasing quality among others. To achieve this process improvement many companies are evolving to what is called Industry 4.0 or Smart Factories.

Are we expecting a future where decisions will be made by machines and humans won’t have a say anymore? Do we think that in the next years Artificial Intelligence will be capable to make decisions more accurately than humans?

Despite the indisputable benefits that AI can bring in society and in any industrial activity, humans typically have little insight about AI itself and even less concerning the knowledge on how AI systems make any decisions or predictions due to the so-called “black-box effect”. Can you explain why and how your system generated a specific decision?