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The Made Smarter North West Adoption Programme is leading the way in helping SME manufacturing businesses understand and use advanced technologies.

Our main goal has always been to make complex technology easier to understand and use, so these businesses can grow, innovate, and become more sustainable.

We’re aware that the world of technology never stands still, and the recent advancements in generative AI are changing the game. Generative AI can create text, images, and ideas all on its own, based on a lot of data. This opens up new doors for creativity, problem-solving, and efficiency in manufacturing.

Because technology moves so fast, we need to change the way we give advice to businesses. It’s crucial for us to include generative AI in what we offer. This means not just talking about the latest in AI, but also giving businesses the tools they need to explore these new possibilities themselves.

Our promise to be open about what we’re doing is why we’re sharing this news. We want everyone involved, especially the small and medium-sized businesses we help, to understand why we’re focusing on generative AI and how it will change things. Being open and clear helps build a community that works together and shares ideas.

Over the next few months, we're looking forward to sharing insights into the generative AI tools we've been experimenting with. These tools are geared towards improving the way we deliver expert advice to manufacturers. By adopting these cutting-edge technologies, we aim to provide more accurate, customised, and forward-thinking guidance to help your business navigate the complexities of modern manufacturing.

In addition to showcasing these tools, we will also be rolling out AI skills training programmes designed specifically for manufacturers. These programmes are intended to equip you and your workforce with the knowledge and skills needed to harness the potential of AI within your operations. This initiative is part of our commitment to ensuring that the manufacturing community is well-prepared to adopt and benefit from the latest technological advancements.

Kevin Smith, our Lead Technology Adoption Specialist, will be heading this effort. His knowledge and leadership will be key to making sure our advice stays on the cutting edge and truly helps businesses

We’re inviting everyone—businesses, technology experts, academics, and anyone else interested—to share their thoughts and ideas with us. Your input is crucial as we move forward, ensuring that the adoption of generative AI in manufacturing is not only innovative and growth-oriented but also ethical and sustainable.


For more information or to give your feedback on Generative Ai email Made Smarter: