Ng says he’s interested in manufacturing in particular because it touches so much of our everyday lives—essentially,...

Ng says he’s interested in manufacturing in particular because it touches so much of our everyday lives—essentially,…

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Ng says he’s interested in manufacturing in particular because it touches so much of our everyday lives—essentially, he sees it as a way to bring a digital transformation to the physical world.

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Andrew Ng Says Factories Are AI’s Next Frontier

The artificial-intelligence expert is on a mission to AI-ify manufacturing, starting with partners like Foxconn. Andrew Ng, an AI expert who, among other things, led AI efforts at Google and Baidu, is working on a new startup that will bring AI to manufacturing. Every day, in factories around the world, thousands of people spend hours squinting at tiny circuit boards and other electronic components, looking for imperfections. It’s painstaking work, and Andrew Ng, a leading artificial-intelligence expert who’s already spent years helping tech giants Google and Baidu spread AI across their companies, thinks computers can do it better. Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese Internet company Baidu and the creator of the deep-learning Google Brain project, is the CEO of a new startup called Landing.AI that will help companies figure out ways to incorporate AI. Specifically, Landing.AI, which is based in Palo Alto, California, and has existed for only about four months, is working with manufacturers—including Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer and maker of Apple’s iPhones—to figure out how AI can help with product yield and quality control.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609770/andrew-ng-says-factories-are-ais-next-frontier/

12 comments

  1. That’s what industry 4.0 is all about. It is going to take industry to a different level. Siemens is investing on this heavly and IKEA defined a 5 level industry 4.0 maturity level ro access their suppliers capabilities and help them to progress step wise to an higher level.

  2. That’s what industry 4.0 is all about. It is going to take industry to a different level. Siemens is investing on this heavly and IKEA defined a 5 level industry 4.0 maturity level ro access their suppliers capabilities and help them to progress step wise to an higher level.

  3. As far as I know AI is already in the factories, shops and warehouses.

  4. As far as I know AI is already in the factories, shops and warehouses.

  5. Antonio Candido IronSmith , what do you both think of GE’s with in this area?

  6. Antonio Candido IronSmith , what do you both think of GE’s with in this area?

  7. Gideon Rosenblatt i have been reading about GE and Predix and I believe that GE is building the picture towards industry 4.0. I understood that Predix was the focal point of GE strategy. However, all this push at GE towards the development of Predix was done by Jeff Immelt, the previous CEO. I do not know if the current CEO is keen on pursuing the same goal. I hope he is.

  8. Gideon Rosenblatt i have been reading about GE and Predix and I believe that GE is building the picture towards industry 4.0. I understood that Predix was the focal point of GE strategy. However, all this push at GE towards the development of Predix was done by Jeff Immelt, the previous CEO. I do not know if the current CEO is keen on pursuing the same goal. I hope he is.

  9. Gideon Rosenblatt by tye way, the Siemens platform for industry 4.0 is WebSphere

  10. Gideon Rosenblatt by tye way, the Siemens platform for industry 4.0 is WebSphere

  11. Yeah, I just read a bit about their efforts a couple years back and it seemed like this was their main bet.

  12. Yeah, I just read a bit about their efforts a couple years back and it seemed like this was their main bet.

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