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May 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Seeks an Identity

Every day I receive more confusing facts around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it’s application in our industry.

To recap, as I mentioned in my April Editorial “Drowning in Data”, some researchers claim that “debugging is an open area of research that has still to be solved”. In other words, how do you limit the false calls and deal with latency that may cause defects to occur later in the manufacturing process, or even after the product is in the field, or on the road (excuse the pun)? Is it possible for the Artificially Intelligent system to program in an “I don’t know” and refer the matter to a trained engineer for final analysis and diagnosis?

 

The enormous amount of computing power that Big Data is commanding is driving increasing competition among chip makers and the industry elites, such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Baidu to manufacture devices that will crunch the huge amount of data used in AI, apply it in a Deep Learning model that will make M2M systems truly predictive. However, here also there are conflicting opinions.

 

Those of us who are interested in this evolutionary area will be discussing these topics and how they directly affect M2M communications and Deep Learning in our factories at eSmartFactory 2018 in Sunnyvale on May 24.

 

In an effort to combat latency, Intel FPGAs are working with Microsoft Bing to cope with heavy computational areas of the neural networks to produce real-time AI. This is in contrast to Google and others who prefer to design custom chips or ASICs. The FPGA approach enables AI to evolve in a more flexible manner. In an age where the time-to-market is accelerating at a record-breaking pace, this could be the difference between the AI winners and the also-rans!

 

Those of us who are interested in this evolutionary area will be discussing these topics and how they directly affect M2M communications and Deep Learning in our factories at eSmartFactory 2018 in Sunnyvale on May 24.

If you haven’t booked yet, be sure to join the leading minds in our industry and learn more, or help guide how you will be manufacturing products tomorrow! 

– Trevor Galbraith Editor-in-Chief 

editor@globalsmt.net

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