We are pleased to have Lenovo, an Intel AI Builder member, join us at the Artificial Intelligence Conference in New York to showcase how AI can help evaluate product quality on an assembly line.
“The manufacturing industry is primed for AI adoption with the explosive growth of IoT data and the direct impact that computer vision and predictive maintenance can have towards the bottom line,” said, Madhu Matta, Vice President, High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Lenovo Data Center Group . There is no question that AI will have a transformative impact on this industry; according to a recent Forbes article & survey, 44% of respondents from this industry classified AI as “highly important” to the manufacturing function in the next five years and almost half classified it as “absolutely critical to success.”
Stop by the AI Demo Expo to see how this proof-of-concept demonstrates the power of Artificial Intelligence in a manufacturing setting and speak with Robert Daigle, AI Innovation & Business Leader at Lenovo, and David Ellison, PhD about how Lenovo is working with customers on AI solutions. By using computer vision to detect quality control issues, this solution can reduce product errors and help improve customer satisfaction in a cost-effective manner.
In the demo, a series of soda cans moves along a conveyor belt that simulates AI in the manufacturing environment. As the cans pass by, the AI model will detect product defects and determine the level of damage, ensuring speedy and accurate quality control in real time. This system was developed in collaboration between Mark III Systems and Intel® AI Builders member Lenovo using the Intel® Optimization for TensorFlow.
Additionally, inference workloads run at the edge on the Lenovo ThinkStation P330 Tiny powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, allowing the system to identify flawed products without needing to connect to the cloud or data center.
Model development for the demo was completed on the Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO) software stack running on the latest Lenovo ThinkSystem and Intel® Xeon® hardware.
See this demo at the Artificial Intelligence Conference in New York City, April 15 – 18, 2019.
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