In “Rethinking our approach to AI,” Dr. Jay Lee, Director of the Industrial AI Center, discusses the evolution of AI and machine learning in manufacturing. From his early experiences with programming machines using punch cards to developing advanced machine learning applications, he highlights how AI is transforming the manufacturing sector, workforce, and global supply chains. Dr. Lee emphasizes the need for educational reforms to prepare future AI practitioners, providing insights into the future of frontline operations across various industries. The episode is a part of the Augmented Ops podcast, aimed at industrial leaders and those interested in the future of frontline operations.