The COALA vision for AI in manufacturing is the development of human-centered digital assistant that provides a more proactive and pragmatic approach to support operative situations characterized by cognitive load, time pressure, and little or zero tolerance for quality issues. 

COALA will help shaping the complementarity in the collaboration
between the AI-based assistant and the human so that:

1) the AI will take over time consuming and stressful tasks
reliably and credibly
2) the human will focus on understanding and problem-solving
in complex & knowledge-intensive situations. 
COALA’s AI-focused education and training concept will prepare the human-side of the collaboration by offering concept for teaching professionals systematically and, in the language of the workers, about the capabilities, risks, and limitations of AI in manufacturing.