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AI & Industry 4.0 beyond the hype : putting AI into practice

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a real value driver for organizations. As the power of algorithms, computing and amounts of data surge, companies within manufacturing and industry start to see an increasing amount of use cases. These systems could drive efficiency and enhance capability. But also automatize tasks, decrease costs and improve revenue. Success and […]

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How to turn the right mental knobs to change the way people (want to) work

Introduction Hi, I am Sarah Zheng, a cognitive business consultant at IBM in Amsterdam. In this role, I advise clients on how they can leverage the power of AI-technologies to improve their business processes. In this blog series, I want to give you my vision on why many projects where new technologies are introduced, fail […]

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Implementatie van de AVG begint met een gedegen assessment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a real value driver for organizations. As the power of algorithms, computing and amounts of data surge, companies within manufacturing and industry start to see an increasing amount of use cases. These systems could drive efficiency and enhance capability. But also automatize tasks, decrease costs and improve revenue. Success and […]

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The smart future of manufacturing companies

Maximum productivity and minimal downtime, an optimal supply chain and the retention of operational know-how. That is what manufacturing companies and their leaders want. Moreover, it is precisely what so-called ‘cognitive manufacturing’ can provide. This was evident from a recent interactive webinar, where IBM specialists presented the smart future of the manufacturing industry. Victor Sánchez […]

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How technology supports the best people flow experience at KONE

Manufacturers increasingly add digital components to their traditional products. This is usually on the basis of sensors within the hardware, which generate data about for example the functioning, use and condition of maintenance. KONE, manufacturer of lifts and escalators goes even further. They combine this data flow with artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Not only in […]

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Keeping quality high while lowering process costs with AI & IoT in Manufacturing

As profit margins shrink and consumer expectation rise, it’s for manufacturers more important than ever to optimize for quality in their operation. Fortunately, quality management technology has made huge advancements in recent years. Today organizations within manufacturing and their leaders can easily embrace available AI and IoT enabled solutions. This allows to detect quality issues early […]

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Chocolate – much more than a matter of good taste

Whenever there is a moment to celebrate, or when we want to show our beloved ones our special attention – no doubt, tasty chocolate is the first and best choice. These high quality cacao products may be made in Belgium or the Netherlands. But an extensive chain of production and processing precedes the final product. […]

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Struggling with Artificial Intelligence?

Wondering how Artificial Intelligence (AI) really works? Do you feel like it is just a black box which, when asked, magically comes up with an answer? Do you trust the so called “black box”? Recently this article appeared in the dutch newspaper The Telegraaf about Ethics and AI. It touched the discussion on how algorithms […]

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Fabrikanten zien kansen nu operationele technologie slimmer wordt.

Operationele technologie (OT) en informatietechnologie (IT) komen steeds meer samen. Productiesystemen zijn binnen industriële omgevingen een belangrijke bron van data. Door deze te combineren met nieuwe data uit internet of things (IoT) en andere gegevensbronnen kunnen processen worden geoptimaliseerd. Kosten worden bespaard en nieuwe vormen van waarde aan producten en diensten toegevoegd. Technologieën als kunstmatige […]

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