When it comes to manufacturing, production and quality is everything. Systems to monitor manufacturing have been around for decades, but they aren’t always complete, sometimes only overseeing specific machines or locations.

That’s a problem that Sight Machine aims to address with its software that analyzes the manufacturing process. Its technology uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help address problems that arise in a manufacturing enterprise, and is designed to oversee an operation’s entire, complex manufacturing system. Sight Machine co-founder and chief technical officer Nathan Oostendorp sees a big role for its software in tracking things like the rates of machine failure, and where defects are occurring, especially as the manufacturing industry becomes further automated.

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