Applying Artificial Intelligence in Industry

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Date: November 5, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Location: Old Main #106 | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Category: Seminar


It’s difficult to ignore the impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having on all aspects of our lives.  Every industry from banking to golf is touting the use of AI in common every day products and the transformation to a society driven and managed by AI seems to be just a few years away.  Much of this is hype and exaggeration, but nevertheless AI is an integral part of our lives and will continue to become more and more prevalent in the future.   In this talk, I plan to focus on the actual process of how AI systems are developed, deployed and maintained in industry.  An AI system needs to be developed so it can intelligently interact with humans as well as providing a significant benefit. Most of the popular focus in AI is on Deep or Machine Learning, but there is also considerable work being done in areas such as symbolic reasoning, ontologies and knowledge graphs.  I will discuss how we develop AI systems at Ford and give examples from some of the AI-related work that I have been involved in areas such as manufacturing, assembly line ergonomics and quality.  In conclusion, the goal of my talk is to provide some insight on how AI, analytics and big data all interact to help develop useful and maintainable AI systems.


Nestor Rychtyckyj is a Technical Expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the AI Enablement Group as part of Global Data Insight & Analytics at Ford Motor Company.  His responsibilities include the application of machine learning, natural language processing, semantic computing and machine translation for manufacturing, quality, customer interaction and cybersecurity.  Previously Nestor was responsible for the development and deployment of AI-based systems in Manufacturing for vehicle assembly process planning and ergonomic analysis.  Nestor has published over 40 papers and has presented at conferences such as IAAI (Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence) and the International Conference on Semantic Computing.  He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  He also chaired the IAAI conference in 2010 and was co-chair for Cybernetics at the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics conference in 2011.  Nestor is a senior member of AAAI and IEEE (SMC) and a member of ACM. 


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