The nature of manufacturing systems faces ever more complex,
dynamic and at times even chaotic behaviors. In order to being able
to satisfy the demand for high-quality products in an efficient manner,
it is essential to utilize all means available. One area, which saw fast
pace developments in terms of not only promising results but also
usability, is machine learning. Promising an answer to many of the
old and new challenges of manufacturing, machine learning is widely
discussed by researchers and practitioners alike. However, the field
is very broad and even confusing which presents a challenge and a
barrier hindering wide application. ...
Portion of abstract from "Machine learning in manufacturing: advatages, challenges, and applications," from Production & Manufacturing Research.