Machines are transforming the way textiles are produced — and they could fuel a comeback for the Southern textile industry.

Automation and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the workplace in the United States, as machines perform tasks once done by humans, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Now, automated sewing could breathe new life into the South's garment industry, which has been decimated in recent decades as jobs went to cheaper workers overseas.

But it will look a lot different than before.

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