If you’ve spent any time on the internet lately, you would have heard about [OpenAI’s ChatGPT language model]. If you haven’t done so yet, you can try it out yourself here.

I tried asking the AI to write a blog post similar to the one I wrote myself yesterday:

    Write a short blog post about the future of SCADA historians in manufacturing

Here’s what it conjured up:

    SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems are used in manufacturing to monitor and control production processes. SCADA historians are tools that allow companies to collect and store data from these systems in order to analyze and optimize their operations.

    The future of SCADA historians in manufacturing looks bright, as the increasing complexity and data-intensive nature of modern manufacturing processes make the ability to collect and analyze data more important than ever. Companies are seeking to gain real-time insights into their operations in order to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase productivity.

    One trend that is likely to continue is the use of cloud-based SCADA historians, which allow companies to store and access data from any location and can be scaled up or down as needed. This enables companies to take advantage of the cost and flexibility benefits of the cloud, while still being able to access the data they need to make informed decisions.

    Another trend that is expected to continue is the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze and make sense of the vast amounts of data collected by SCADA historians. This can help companies to identify patterns and trends that may not be immediately apparent, and to make more accurate predictions about future performance.

    Overall, the future of SCADA historians in manufacturing looks bright, as these tools continue to evolve and provide valuable insights to companies seeking to optimize their operations.

So ChatGPT has a very positive opinion about historians! My guess is that it was trained on lots of marketing material from vendors. It’s clear that the model has no knowledge of the developments in the latest two years (because it was trained on data older than that). Nevertheless, for introducting basic concepts this technology is in my humble opinion not much worse than Google - and without the ads.