AI to the Rescue: The Future of Industrial Safety Unveiled

Hey folks, in the latest episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I sat down with Maurice Liddell, a principal at BDO Digital, and we went deep into the future of safety in industrial settings. Trust me, it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss.

Are you wondering how AI and wearable tech are revolutionising safety measures? Maurice lays it all out for us. Imagine a world where dynamically deployed safety nets catch workers who slip near vats of molten metal. Yes, that’s right! With AI, this kind of instant response isn’t just possible; it’s the future.

But wait, there’s more! We also talk about the game-changing role of large language models like ChatGPT. Picture this: workers from diverse linguistic backgrounds can interact with their machines in their native language. Maurice and I delve into how this is making workplaces more inclusive and just downright comfortable.

Now, we also tackle a serious note—bias in AI models. Maurice sheds light on the importance of feeding diverse data into these models, especially when they’re used in hiring processes. If you’ve ever questioned the ethics of AI, this is a must-listen segment.

We wrap things up by busting a common myth: that safety and profits are at odds. Maurice makes an excellent point—safe workers help maximise profits. So, businesses, take note; investing in advanced safety tech has an ROI that goes beyond the balance sheet, enhancing your reputation and employee retention.

Don’t forget to check out the links to BDO Digital’s treasure trove of resources, where you can dig deeper into these topics. Maurice and I can’t wait for you to hear this episode and join in on this essential conversation.

Tune in, and let’s make the future of industrial safety brighter, smarter, and, of course, safer together! And don’t forget to check out the audio version of this podcast

Catch you in the next episode! 🎙️