Nnaisense, headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, a provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based neural network solutions for industrial application, has opened an Industrial AI Academy, said to be the first of its kind, providing CTOs and other technical experts working in industrial processing, smart manufacturing and machinery with firsthand training by AI experts.
The company explains that off-the-shelf AI solutions are growing in popularity among manufacturers aiming to automate factory processes, detect anomalies in production, and digitally transform the manufacturing process. However, these solutions quickly lose their value without proper guidance from experts who understand AI and its applications in individual factories, each with its unique needs. As a result, companies are losing valuable resources investing in technologies that ultimately do not deliver.
For Industrial AI to be most effective, CTOs and technical personnel must truly understand what AI can do, what technical questions need to be asked, and in what ways AI can best be utilised to increase factory efficiency and drive company growth. Nnaisense’s Industrial AI academy is built around three pillars to enable CTOs and technical teams to succeed in implementing AI into their factories. The first pillar is teaching what Industrial AI actually is, its capabilities and what makes it different from traditional software implementation. The second pillar is teaching CTOs how to determine what kinds of experts and personnel they need to effectively implement AI immediately and at scale. The third pillar focuses on enabling CTOs and their teams to accurately evaluate different AI options in their industry and pick the best solution for them.
“Off-the-shelf AI solutions may bill themselves as a one-stop-shop for an organisation’s Industrial AI needs, but in reality, there always needs to be some element of customisation as not all industrial or manufacturing processes are the same,” stated Ralf Haller, Executive VP of Sales & Marketing at Nnaisense. “Industrial AI, when implemented correctly, can transform operations and streamline factory work by predicting and preventing issues that routinely occur in traditional non-automated factories. Therefore, we are proud to offer a comprehensive training course to educate decision makers about the capabilities of Industrial AI, and to create a cadre of leaders to further usher in Industry 4.0.”
The academy’s course topics include, how to effectively create and utilise third-generation AI-powered digital twins, finding AI use cases for a company, effectively implementing AI solutions onto a production line, and more. Upon finishing the course, participants receive a certificate of completion.
To learn more about AI’s role in AM, read our article ‘The inestimable value of AI: How Machine Learning can help AM project teams achieve their goals and beyond’ featured in the Winter 2021 issue of Metal AM magazine.