Our Projects

The following are the six tech trends that the Beer Garage focuses on and an overview of AB InBev's progress in integrating these technologies into our processes. Have a technology that can help us do that? We'd love to hear from you, contact us!

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Artificial Intelligence

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to looking to increasingly incorporate machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision into a number of its various business functions.  As a global company generating vast amounts of data, ABI is positioned to uncover valuable insights that not only make the company more efficient, but that also help better serve its customers.

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Connected Self

With the flourishing variety of fancy wearable gadgets, we now sit in a time where we can obtain the statistics from the human body all the time. This technology has huge potential in hazard prevention and health monitoring in working environments. So far, ABI has explored devices that monitor the health of brewery workers, and ones that detect and warn high voltage sources. ABI is looking forward to explore any types of devices that can help us both connect to our employees and our consumers.

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Geofencing

Geofencing is the use of virtual geographic boundaries to keep track of the smart devices entering and exiting the area. This technology can potentially bring brand new sets of data surrounding both consumers and workers. ABI uses geofencing to optimize our methods regarding  asset tracking.

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Augmented/Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality changes the way people see the world. The applications of AR/VR stretches from marketing campaigns and new media, to employer training, remote assistance, and warehouse management. So far, ABI has used AR/VR vastly in various marketing campaigns. ABI is also looking forward to applications of AR/VR in supply and logistics to boost working efficiency and reduce human error.

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Internet of Things

The Beer Garage has a long tradition with the internet of things, all the way back to our own smart refridgerator. Today AB InBev continues to partner with IoT startups to test the latest technologies in asset tracking, connected home devices, and smart packaging. With 20 billion connected devices in the world, things are about to get interesting.

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3D Printing

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that produces parts layer by layer. It greatly reduces the production time from design models to physical prototypes. Nowadays we can get a wide variety of material from 3D printers ranging from ABS, PLA to metals. ABI is excited to make use of this surging technology trend and hopes it can use 3D printing to speed up spare part manufacturing in our breweries to reduce system down time.