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27 Jan 2022 / 15:45 - 17:15

Existing and emerging sectors for AI: Industry and Manufacturing

This masterclass will present and explain the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the on-going twin (digital, green) transformation of manufacturing enterprises

It will briefly introduce the business drivers of the fourth industrial revolution and its main digital enablers (i.e. BigData, Cloud Computing, 5G, Machine Learning (ML)) with an emphasis on different types of AI systems, including Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI). Accordingly, the most prominent AI use cases in manufacturing will be presented, including applications in the areas of Predictive Maintenance, Quality Management, Zero Defect Manufacturing, Human Robot Collaboration, AI-powered Digital Twins, Supply Chain Management, and Management of Circular Manufacturing Chains). The class will discuss technology adoption, organizational transformation, as well as the ever regulatory compliance issues.


Blaž Fortuna,


Dr. Blaž Fortuna is CEO at Qlector, a startup developing artificial intelligence based solutions for manufacturing, and senior researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute. He obtained his Ph.D. at Jožef Stefan Institute, was a postdoc at Ghent University, Belgium, and Marie Curie Fellow at Stanford University.

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