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Even Beer Companies Use AI And Machine Learning Technologies

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BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK), the world's largest asset manager, is turning to machines to help pick stocks. To many, it may seem the use of machines and artificial intelligence technologies is reserved for companies like BlackRock with trillions of dollars under management. The reality is companies of all sizes are turning toward machines to improve their business.

For example, Bloomberg profiled a craft brewery called Deschutes Brewery that uses artificial intelligence technologies to keep track of vital aspects of the beer brewing process. When a batch of beer wasn't fermenting as it should, the machine automatically detected a problem with the temperature, triggered a warning and then took the necessary steps to save the batch.

The Bloomberg report noted that beer makers join the list of companies who many never assumed would have a need for artificial intelligence technologies.

Impossible Years Ago

The number of companies offering artificial intelligence technologies continues to grow with some of the biggest names including b>Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT).

In fact, competition has helped lower the cost to make the technology accessible to companies like Deschutes Brewery who wouldn't dream of investing $1 million in an early Google system. Today, investing in new-age technology is not only more affordable but is used to keep a watchful eye on the beer making process and even decides when to stop one part of the process and begin another.

Artificial intelligence technologies also help the company avoid waste, as once a batch of beer is ruined, it can't be fixed.

"We would have had to dump an entire batch," the company's brewmaster told Bloomberg. "When beer is your bottom line, that's a calamity."

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