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Understanding Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

Understanding Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

The hypothesis is simple:

Equipment breakdowns or downtime is extremely expensive (imagine a train broken down on isolated tracks, hundreds of miles from the nearest depot)
Heavy equipment (engines, wind turbines, manufacturing machines) produce various streams of data (heat, vibration, time-series, etc)
Machine learning could be used to detect "failure patterns" in that data, helping businesses to maintain equipment health more effectively

Artificial Intelligence and National Security Economic Impacts and Considerations@2x

Artificial Intelligence and National Security – Economic Impacts and Considerations

In July 2017, The State Council of China released the “New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan," outlining China's strategy to build a US$150 billion Chinese AI industry in a few short years, and to become the leading nation in AI by the year 2030. Other nations followed suit quickly with national AI strategies of their own - with the US trailing behind by nearly two years before developing a semblance of an AI initiative. The proposed 2021 budget for the national security budget in the US is $740 billion - with a billions of dollars being earmarked for AI specifically (learn more: US Public Sector AI Opportunity Report). 

The Unique Requirements and Considerations for AI in Robotics

The Unique Requirements and Considerations for AI in Robotics

Applying AI to the real world is much more difficult than applying it in digital ecosystems; this is what makes robotics use-cases in business so much more difficult than applications such as AI-enabled fraud detection.

Natural Language Processing in Retail - Current Applications

Natural Language Processing in Retail – Current Applications

The retail and eCommerce sectors were among the first to adopt natural language processing (NLP) in the enterprise, particularly by way of chatbots and conversational interfaces. In this article, we cover three ways retailers can use NLP to automate business processes and offer the customer a better experience. We also give examples of AI vendors that offer this technology and describe their products. The NLP capabilities we discuss include:

Autonomous Weapons in the Military - What's Possible and What's Legal

Autonomous Weapons in the Military – What’s Possible and What’s Legal

The military is always looking for ways to innovate its technology for weapons and vehicles, and it follows that AI and ML would become part of that work in the current decade. Currently, the Army is testing autonomous vehicles and aircraft for battlefield use. However, most AI applications for these vehicles do not have clearance to operate the weapons attached to them. 

Artificial Intelligence in the Food and Beverage Industry

AI in the Food and Beverage Industry – 3 Current Use-Cases

Although it's apparent that AI development is slow-moving in the industry, food and beverage companies may be able to use AI for food processing, in particular:

how self-driving cars work

How Self-Driving Cars Work – A Simple Overview

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation recently released an overview report on the current state of self-driving technology.

Artificial Intelligence in the US Army - Current Initiatives

Artificial Intelligence in the US Army – Current Initiatives

The idea of using artificial intelligence (AI) in the military scares many people in the US, especially when it comes to the Army. The US Army typically operates on the ground, and so it may be uncomfortably closer to home for some people.

Automation and robotics

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