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Professor Sees AI as Catalyst for Manufacturing and Workforce Revolution


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Burgeoning sectors will create new pathways for employment, signifying the profound impact of AI across various domains, Ramani says.

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Purdue University engineering professor Karthik Ramani believes AI holds immense potential for bolstering manufacturing competitiveness, revolutionizing product design, democratizing programming, and ushering in a workforce revolution.

Ramani envisions AI birthing entirely new industries and reshaping education across disciplines in ways yet unimagined.

"Job opportunities will emerge in fields yet to be conceived, creating new specializations in AI-driven development, integration, and maintenance," Ramani said in a congressional briefing last month. "The true extent of AI's transformative power exceeds current imagination, offering new frontiers for human achievement."

Ramani, the Donald W. Feddersen Professor of School of Mechanical Engineering, said that the diffusion of AI outside computer sciences is as pivotal as the technology itself, necessitating a redesign of education, talent training, and reimagining business processes around AI.

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