What does it take to shape the world of tomorrow sustainably?
To answer the pressing issues of the present day we need human resourcefulness.
Elisa, how do you acquire new knowledge? Why is it important to share knowledge?
Siddhartha, how do you share your knowledge with your colleagues?
Ying, how do you like to learn? And how do you pass on your know-how?
In order to acquire and pass on knowledge, humans use various digital and analog channels.
But how do machines achieve the same? How exactly does AI learn?
This is explained by Jens Haag,
Director of R&D Advanced Analytics and Controls at Voith Digital Ventures.
To use a simplified generalization, artificial intelligence stands for an imitation of human learning ability, in most cases in connection with a decision derived from the use of computer software. For this purpose, the corresponding models are generated from data and evaluated for other specific situations. In turn, machine learning addresses such creation of models that puts the data available into context. In this respect, a distinction is made between supervised learning and unsupervised learning. In the case of unsupervised learning, the computer searches for patterns and similarities in the data available and collates the same. With supervised learning, in contrast, artificial intelligence attempts to make exact predictions by simulating general rules.
AI is good for the climate
Artificial intelligence will continue to significantly gain in importance, and in many areas will lead to an improvement in the quality of decision-making. Smart electricity grids already use models of weather patterns and energy demand to coordinate electricity production and distribution in a highly efficient manner. In the mechanical and plant engineering industry there is always scope for increasing the efficiency of a production facility and the quality of its product. Anomalies or errors in the process or in plant components can be identified at an early stage, which allows maintenance work to be planned and carried out in due time. Most of all, however, this in turn makes a contribution to boosting sustainability through the optimum use of resources such as energy, raw materials and water.
Voith & Artificial Intelligence
The project at the Budarhals power plant in Iceland shows how Voith uses artificial intelligence to make hydropower plants more intelligent.