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Unsupervised Machine Learning Automates Quality Control Process

Covision Quality automates the visual quality control process on metal parts through computer vision and deep learning technology. Covision Quality was born out of Covision Lab, a computer vision focused research and development center with the goal of shaping industries through its applications. It was founded in 2019 by seven multinational technology and industrial companies.… Continue reading Unsupervised Machine Learning Automates Quality Control Process

How artificial intelligence is transforming manufacturing

We only need to look toward prominent Industry 4.0 models to see how artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting the future of manufacturing. It’s baked into the roadmap and is arguably a vital part of the end state. By Ryan Spurr, Director of Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development at Connection Artificial intelligence can ingest a combination… Continue reading How artificial intelligence is transforming manufacturing

What Walmart learned from its machine learning deployment

A combination of cloud and machine learning upgrades saved Walmart millions of dollars last year — but not without implementation hiccups along the way.  Automation can enable product recommendation, personalization, chatbots and fulfillment centers at retailers like Walmart, according to Mansi Kamdar, principal product manager at Walmart Labs, speaking at the Women in Tech Summit… Continue reading What Walmart learned from its machine learning deployment

AI Startup Idelic Raises $20 Million To Make Trucking Industry Safer, Less Costly

While Hayden Cardiff was finishing his M.B.A. at Carnegie Mellon, he started consulting for Pitt Ohio, a small freight trucking company headquartered in Pittsburgh. Though he had already worked with his classmate Thomas Healy to launch electric truck startup Hyliion—which went on to go public last fall—Cardiff never expected that trucking would become his thing.… Continue reading AI Startup Idelic Raises $20 Million To Make Trucking Industry Safer, Less Costly

First AI-Powered Industrial Cameras for Industry 4.0

Neurala has announced a collaboration with FLIR Systems Inc. to deliver a full software and hardware stack AI-based industrial imaging solution. Neurala’s vision AI software unlocks the power of deep learning with no-AI-expertise-required, and now supports the creation of neural networks that can be deployed directly onto FLIR Firefly DL cameras. As a leader in machine vision cameras,… Continue reading First AI-Powered Industrial Cameras for Industry 4.0

How Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Future Production Work

In the production work of the future, autonomous systems will support people through data-based analyzes and intelligent solution patterns for value-adding activities. Experts from the two Fraunhofer institutes IPA and IAO in Stuttgart will show their guests at the “International Open Lab Day” on April 16, 2021 the benefits that artificial intelligence (AI) can bring. In… Continue reading How Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Future Production Work

Robot Truckmaker TuSimple Files For Nasdaq IPO

TuSimple, a U.S.-Chinese developer of self-driving technology for commercial trucks, filed a registration to list shares in an initial public offering on Nasdaq. It’s among the first autonomous tech startups to do so–and breaking from a recent trend isn’t taking the SPAC route to its IPO.   The number of shares to be offered and the… Continue reading Robot Truckmaker TuSimple Files For Nasdaq IPO

Is Alba the manufacturing finance revolution businesses have been waiting for?

With major banks becoming increasingly centralised and reducing customer-facing personnel, and new challenger banks relying on automated algorithms, is business banking in need of a fix? Alba is aiming to fill a much-needed gap by combining dedicated relationship managers with a FinTech IT infrastructure. When it comes to financing, manufacturers (particularly SMEs) have four criteria:… Continue reading Is Alba the manufacturing finance revolution businesses have been waiting for?

Putting Disruptive Innovations Into Action Using Artificial Intelligence Throughout Your Business

The pandemic has accelerated the necessity and acceptance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies across every discipline for its ability to make intelligent inferences from massive amounts of disparate data to improve operations and services. Companies are now realizing that they need to quickly pivot their business strategies to include AI or find themselves outpaced, but… Continue reading Putting Disruptive Innovations Into Action Using Artificial Intelligence Throughout Your Business

Electron Microscopy Is Overdue for a Closer Look

Innovation Electron Microscopy Is Overdue for a Closer Look Integrating AI and machine learning into the microscopy workflow would enable new experiments and discoveries Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 12:02 Since they came into use in 1938, electron microscopes have played a pivotal role in a host of scientific advances, including the discovery of… Continue reading Electron Microscopy Is Overdue for a Closer Look