LUGANO, Switzerland—NNAISense, which offers bespoke AI engineering services for industrial applications, announced last week the opening of its inaugural Industrial AI Academy, which provides CTOs and other technical experts working in industrial processing, smart manufacturing and machinery with training by AI experts.

The academy is built around three pillars to enable CTOs and technical teams to succeed in implementing AI into their factories. The first pillar is built around teaching what Industrial AI actually is, its capabilities, and perhaps most importantly, what makes it different from traditional software implementation. The second is based around teaching CTOs how to determine what kinds of experts and personnel they need to effectively implement AI immediately and at scale. Pillar three focuses on enabling CTOs and their teams to accurately evaluate different AI options in their industry and pick the best solution for them.

The Academy’s curriculum includes expert and management tracks taught by world renowned specialists in machine learning, AI, and high-tech product and service development in the industrial sector. The course topics include, how to effectively create and utilize 3rd generation AI powered digital twins, finding AI use cases for a company, effectively implementing AI solutions onto a production line, and more. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

"Off-the-shelf AI solutions may bill themselves as a one-stop-shop for an organization’s Industrial AI needs, but in reality, there always needs to be some element of customization as not all industrial or manufacturing processes are the same,” says Ralf Haller, executive vice president of sales and marketing at NNAISENSE. “Industrial AI, when implemented correctly, can transform operations and streamline factory work by predicting and preventing issues that routinely occur in traditional non-automated factories. Therefore, we are proud to offer a comprehensive training course to educate decision makers about the capabilities of Industrial AI, and to create a cadre of leaders to further usher in Industry 4.0.”

The company’s founders are graduates of  the renowned Swiss AI lab IDSIA, co-directed by Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber and creators of the artificial recurrent neural network architecture LSTM. Among NNAISENSE’s notable contributions is the creation of the first autonomous parking system for Audi and the Festo robotic hand. NNAISNSE’s client base includes Samsung, Audi, Trumpf, EOS, Schott, Repsol, and Sulzer & Schmid, among others.

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