10/25 Manufacturing: The Future is Artificial Intelligence
Manufacturing is undergoing a quiet revolution. Humans have been difficult to compete with so far because they have excellent vision and manipulator systems (eyes and hands) that can be endlessly re-trained, but data output options are really slow: handwriting, typing, or speaking. Machines on the other hand, are getting better at both vision and manipulation, but the key advancement is that they can communicate at the speed of light.
Manufacturing intelligence is an inevitable evolution of the automation and analytics trends in the space today. Making just one unit that is high-quality is hard; designing a process that can make thousands or millions, over and over again, is even harder. This field is still nascent, with the first of these machine-learning algorithms just starting to hit the marketplace from companies like Cognex and Instrumental.
Date and Time: Oct 25 2017 18:30 to 21:00 PDT
Location: 2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134 (Free Parking)
Speaker: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
Bio: "Anna-Katrina is the CEO and founder of Instrumental, a manufacturing data company that uses machine learning to find anomalies on consumer electronics assembly lines. She has two degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and went on to work as a Product Design Engineer at Apple. During her six years there, she designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the Apple Watch Series 1. After spending over 300 days in China finding and fixing issues on manufacturing lines, she started Instrumental to build an intelligent quality system to modernize manufacturing. Instrumental customers range from startups to Fortune 500s and span consumer electronics, apparel and more."