Automated system to cast an AI on SK-II bottles

Automated inspection line of SK-II bottles using AI, instead of manual labour, at P&G's production plant.
Automated inspection line of SK-II bottles using AI, instead of manual labour, at P&G's production plant.ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

SINGAPORE - Instead of having trained workers examine the glass bottles used for Japanese skincare brand SK-II's products, an automated system powered by artificial intelligence (AI) may be handling the job in the coming years, its parent company Procter & Gamble (P&G) told The Straits Times in a recent interview.

This came out of a collaboration between the American consumer goods giant and Singapore's Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) in the new Jurong Innovation District, which is set to be a hub for advanced manufacturing in Singapore.

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