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August 26, 2019

How manufacturers are integrating predictive maintenance

In his latest column, Jonathan Gross of Pemeco Consulting explores how artificial intelligence and enterprise asset management work to consume data collected by sensors to perform predictive analytics.

Canadian think tank says AI and automation will not lead to mass unemployment

Despite dire predictions, history and demographics suggest that burgeoning technologies (including automation, artificial intelligence and robotization) will not lead to substantial job losses, says the Fraser Institute.

Artificial intelligence: a misused term?

Computer analyst and engineer Ray Richter debates the use of the term artificial intelligence when companies actually might mean “smart” software.

Ontario cuts $24 million in funding to two AI research institutes

The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence received $20 million last year and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research received $4 million, but this year's government financial figures show that funding is gone.

Artificial intelligence meets the real world

Canadian manufacturers are starting to invest in AI, but not necessarily in the areas that are getting all the press. » Read full article

From the editor: Making intelligent decisions about AI

Does the term “artificial intelligence” (AI) scare you, or does it get you excited about the future? A lot of manufacturers may find themselves in the former camp, alongside decision-makers in a number of other industries. » Read full article

IIC develops artificial intelligence testing program for factories

The Negotiation Automation Platform Testbed is open to both IIC members and non-members and uses AI infrastructure technologies to automatically negotiate with each other in order to find mutually agreeable contract terms. » Read full article

Alberta announces $100M investment in artificial intelligence

The Alberta government plans to spend $100 million over five years to attract investment from artificial intelligence–focused tech companies. » Read full article

DENSO opens artificial intelligence R&D lab in Montreal

DENSO is opening satellite R&D labs around the world to accelerate advanced R&D within the automotive industry. Research activities in Montreal will focus on innovations in advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI). » Read full article

Digital Industry USA

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 10-12, 2019
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EMO Hannover 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: September 16-21, 2019
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Weidmuller Open House

Location: Markham, Ont.
Date: September 17, 2019
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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 17, 2019
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International Metrology Congress

Location: Paris, Fra.
Date: September 24-26, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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MCMA Technical Conference

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 7-10, 2019
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AUTOMA 2019: Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress

Location: Zurich, Swi.
Date: October 14-15, 2019
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 15-17, 2019
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15th European Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Location: Berlin, Ger.
Date: November 11-16, 2019
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Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference

Location: San Jose, Calif.
Date: November 12-13, 2019
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