Five Factors That Are Putting Pressure On Manufacturing To Do Better And How AI Will Help (Internet of Things Applications USA 2018)

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, CEO Founder
Instrumental Inc.
United States


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Presentation Summary

In the last decade, five critical factors have made it so that continuing with the status quo in manufacturing won't guarantee achieving the same results (quality, yield, time to market). Anna-Katrina will cover each of these factors, and describe some of the highest leverage changes - from traceability to AI - brands and manufacturers can make to get better manufacturing outcomes.
Bio: Anna-Katrina is the CEO and founder of Instrumental, a manufacturing technology company. Anna-Katrina trained as a mechanical engineer at Stanford University and Apple, where she led several iPods and Apple Watch Series 1. She started Instrumental to build the datasets she craved as an engineer, and to leverage them to create valuable insights to drive core manufacturing results: yield, quality, and time to market

Company Profile (Instrumental, Inc.)

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Instrumental technology is used by leaders in quality to increase manufacturing yield, reduce defects, and have 100% digital traceability of everything they build. Instrumental's vertically-integrated stack does this by combining images from the assembly line with machine learning algorithms to identify defects and anomalies, whether they were anticipated or not. Instrumental technology has been deployed around the world with customers in the electronics, vehicle, and medical device verticals.
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