Manufacturing

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If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It: Factories Use AI for Predictive Maintenance
Manufacturing

If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It: Factories Use AI for Predictive Maintenance

Factories are using AI to warn them when equipment is reaching the breaking point. Services that monitor machinery to predict imminent failure and provide guidance on necessary upkeep are booming, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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China's AI ROI: AI May Add $600 Billion to China's Economy by 2030
Manufacturing

China's AI ROI: AI May Add $600 Billion to China's Economy by 2030

China’s investment in AI business, infrastructure, and research could pay off big over the next decade.
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Standout Startups
Manufacturing

Standout Startups

AI startups are creating high value across a wide variety of industries.What’s new: CB Insights, which tracks tech startups, published the latest edition of the AI 100, its annual list of 100 notable AI startups. The list includes
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Recognizing Workplace Hazards
Manufacturing

Recognizing Workplace Hazards

A wearable device may help warehouse workers avoid injuries.What’s new: Modjoul, maker of a system that evaluates risks to people engaged in physical labor, received an undisclosed sum from Amazon as part of a $1 billion
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Chips at Risk
Manufacturing

Chips at Risk

The hardware that runs the latest AI systems faces rising uncertainty as models grow larger and more computationally intensive.What’s new: The U.S. Commerce Department sounded an alarm over bottlenecks
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Wolfram Burgard
Manufacturing

Wolfram Burgard: Train Robots in the Real World

Robots are tremendously useful machines, and I would like to see them applied to every task where they can do some good. Yet we don’t have enough programmers for all this hardware and all these tasks.
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Demonstration of Climate AI model working
Manufacturing

Getting a Jump on Climate Change: AI Startups Predict the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Startups are predicting how climate change will affect global commerce. Companies that specialize in climate analytics are training neural networks to help businesses manage risks posed by a warming globe,
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Original vs processed image checking for leaks on a compressor
Manufacturing

Super-Human Quality Control

A computer vision model, continually trained and automatically updated, can boost quality control in factories. Landing AI, a machine learning platform company led by Andrew Ng, helped a maker of compressors for refrigeration check them for leaks.
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Operators working with factory machinery
Manufacturing

Who Watches the Welders?

A robot inspector is looking over the shoulders of robot welders. Farm equipment maker John Deere described a computer vision system that spots defective joints, helping to ensure that its heavy machinery leaves the production line ready to roll.
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United States Capitol
Manufacturing

U.S. New Year’s Resolutions for AI

U.S. lawmakers authorized a slew of national programs that promote artificial intelligence research, development, and deployment, and support efforts to make sure the results are ethical and trustworthy.
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Mobile robot arm lab assistant working
Manufacturing

Scientific Discovery on a Roll

A mechanical lab assistant could accelerate chemistry research.What’s new: Researchers at the University of Liverpool trained a mobile robot arm to navigate a lab, operate equipment, handle samples, and obtain results far faster than a human scientist.
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AI-powered camera spotting a damaged product
Manufacturing

Assembly Line AI

Computer vision has been learning how to spot manufacturing flaws. The pandemic is accelerating that education. Companies like Instrumental and Elementary are making AI-powered cameras that automate the spotting of damaged or badly assembled products on factory assembly lines.
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Smartvid.io tool recognizing when workers get too close to each other
Manufacturing

Workers of the World, Don’t Unite

Computer vision is helping construction workers keep their social distance. Smartvid.io, a service that focuses on construction sites, offers a tool that recognizes when workers get too close to each other. The tool sends distancing warnings and reports to construction superintendents.
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Some results from CB Insights' annual list of the 100 most promising startups in AI
Manufacturing

Machine Learning Churning

Many of this year’s hottest AI companies are taking the spotlight from last year’s darlings.What’s new: CB Insights, which analyzes early-stage companies, published its annual list of the 100 “most promising” startups in AI.
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Functioning of system that trackes the productivity of industrial workers
Manufacturing

Eyes on the Assembly Line

AI may not steal your job, but it can tell the boss when you’re slacking. Drishti, a startup based in Palo Alto and Bengaluru, tracks the productivity of industrial workers by recognizing their actions on the assembly line.
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