AI in a Research and Development Lab: Are We There Yet?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term we see and hear a lot nowadays; you could say it’s trending and becoming a household term. It is associated with the things surrounding us daily: home electronics, cars, public transportation, shopping, and more. This term is inclusive and encompasses intelligent products designed to make our lives easier and use computational power to reduce analysis time and effort.

Has this trend reached the benches of the general research and development (R&D) lab yet? Can AI make the lives of R&D lab analysts easier? Well, yes, but not in all aspects of the work—at least not yet. This blog looks at potential applications of AI in R&D labs today and where it might still need to improve.