Abstract

Selecting an appropriate machine learning model architecture for manufacturing tasks requires expertise in both computer science and manufacturing. However, integrating state-of-the-art machine learning models and manufacturing processes is often challenging due to the distance between these fields. OpenAI’s popular language model, ChatGPT, has the potential to bridge this gap.

This paper proposes guidelines and questions to explore model architecture options and extract valuable information from ChatGPT’s natural language processing capabilities. While ChatGPT is a powerful tool, it is important to verify any answers obtained against reliable sources before making any decisions. The guidelines compose a flowchart with four queries to give ChatGPT enough context and exisiting input data information. ChatGPT suggestions will be directed towards input processing, output, and architecture proposals. The last query produces keywords based on the chat for a background study on the topic.

A manufacturing case study was conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of these guidelines. The study involved creating a model to forecast fixturing locations for welding processes in the automotive sector. After conducting four separate interviews with ChatGPT, the authors discuss the selection of architecture based on ChatGPT suggestions and contrast it with previous literature.

The proposed guidelines are expected to be useful in a variety of manufacturing contexts, as they offer a structured approach to exploring model architecture options using ChatGPT’s capabilities, ultimately leading to new and innovative applications of machine learning in this field.

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