AI in infrastructure inspection and applications

See the recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3WHyHQnXD0&t=2s  

All dangerous works and services in harsh environments will be fully automated in the future. This will lead to higher efficiency, reduce costs and minimized risks for personnel.

Autonomous drones are creating multiple opportunities for almost all the key industrial sectors in multiple missions focusing from e.g. inspection of mines, wind turbines, into all the forms of the ageing infrastructure. Autonomous robots in multiple forms will be utilized massively for everything from security and surveillance to missions in space.  

In this webinar, the unlimited opportunities of utilizing autonomous robots for multiple inspection applications will be presented. The enabling technologies on autonomy will also be presented and fused with the current state of the art in computer vision, localisation, orchestration of multiple robots and specific applications with a related high impact.


AGENDA

8.00 - 8.05 Introduction
Michael Nilsson, Applied AI DIH North project manager, Luleå University of Technology

8.05 – 8.15 A real life example
Peter Burman, Program Manager Mine Automation, Boliden

8.15 – 8.45  Autonomous robots for inspection: applications, opportunities & state of the art
George Nikolakopoulos, Professor and Head of Subject, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Luleå University of Technology 

8.45 – 8.55   Q&A session
For those of you who want to discuss more in detail stay, and/or let us know so we can contact you afterwards.


Register for the event:
https://simpleeventsignup.com/event/178249-ai-in-infrastructure-inspection-and-applications
The Zoom link will be sent to all registered the day before.

About George Nikolakopoulos
George is acting Chair on Robotics and AI, a Professor on Robotics and Automation at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. His work is focusing in the area of Robotics, Control Applications and Cyberphysical Systems. His published scientific work includes more than 150 published International Journals and Conferences in the field. He has been Associate Editor and Reviewer of Several International Journals and Conferences, as well as a member of the ARTEMIS scientific Council in the European Commission. 

The Award-winning Robotics team
The research group in Robotics and AI at Luleå University of Technology are working to demonstrate the utilization of robots in real life conditions and fully connected with real needs. It is world class when it comes to Robotics and specifically drone technology. As part of NASA’s team in the Subterranean Challenge, they successfully came in second place in the world in the first circuit of the prestigious competition. The challenge was to map, identify, and report artefacts in a mine by utilizing autonomous systems and the teams brought both UAV’s and ground robots to the spot.  


Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society workshop

14 - 15 Jun. 2021, 09:00, Luleå/Online

The SAIS workshop has since its first edition been a forum for building the Swedish AI research community and nurture networks across academia and industry. We invite researchers and practitioners in the field of AI, in Sweden and the rest of the world, as well as related research disciplines and industry to join us.
Welcome to the 33rd SAIS Workshop: SAIS 2021. This edition of the annual workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS) will be held as a hybrid conference on June 14–16, 2021. This means there will be room for both physical and online participation. 

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Lectures from AI Sweden

AI Sweden is the Swedish National Center for applied Artificial Intelligence, supported by the Swedish government and the public and private sectors across the country. Our mission is to accelerate the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden.

AI Sweden has a YouTube channel where you can watch their lectures. You can find it here

 


Event arranged by NorrlandsNavet:

To develop responsible AI - business opportunities and ethical challenges
When: 17 Mar. 2021, 11:00 - 11:45, Online


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PAST EVENTS
 

Machine Learning with few data sets
March 9, 2021, 08:00 – 09.00, Zoom

We all are aware of how machine learning has revolutionized our world and has made a variety of complex tasks much easier to perform. In this event, we will talk about how the size of the data set impacts Machine Learning algorithms, how deep learning model performance depends on data size and how to work with smaller data sets to get similar performances.


See a film from the event & presentations below:

Webinar: AI-based business models

Jan 28 2021, 08:00 - 08:50

Many companies invest heavily in AI. However, managers often have little support when they aim to implement AI in their business, which can lead to project errors and unwanted results. By having a deeper understanding of AI-based business models, this can be avoided.

More info and registration:
https://www.ltu.se/centres/cdt/Valkommen-till-Webbinarium-AI-baserade-affarsmodeller-1.205274

This webinar is in swedish.
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Welcome to a webinar about Chatbots

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 08:00 – 08:50, Zoom

Welcome to the first AIM Point, a series of focused webinars about different hot AI topics of today. The AIM Point is an activity within the Applied AI DIH North project. First topic is about Chatbots!

Program
8.00 - 8.05  Michael Nilsson, Applied AI DIH North project manager, will introduce the seminar.
8.05 - 8.10  Examples of challenges regarding AI at a municipality by Ola Lidström,  Process leader digitization, Piteå Municipality
8.10 - 8.40  Marcus Liwicki, Professor of Machine Learning at Luleå University of Technology, will talk about what a chatbot is, state of the art, what do we miss today, research challenges and future work.
8.40 - 8.50  A Q&A session will follow.

For those of you who want to discuss more in detail stay, and/or let us know so we can contact you afterwards. 

About Marcus Liwicki
Marcus Liwicki was born in 1982 in Berlin. In 2007, he defended his dissertation at the University of Bern in Switzerland, with a dissertation on automated handwriting recognition on whiteboard. He has been awarded both the CEBIT Innovation Award 2015 and the Young Investigator Award 2015. Marcus Liwicki presented his doctoral dissertation six years after he finished high school. At the age of 29, he then became the youngest professor of computer science in Germany. Today his research is largely about pattern recognition, on both a large and a small scale. It may be about loading satellite images to find geographical locations on other planets or teaching computers to read writing and analyze the text. Currently he is chaired professor at Luleå University of Technology and a senior assistant in the University of Fribourg.  Marcus Liwicki is a co-author of the book "Recognition of Whiteboard Notes – Online, Offline, and Combination", published by World Scientific in October 2008 and he has more than 200 publications.

Read more about Chatbots here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatbot

Register to the event here:
https://simpleeventsignup.com/event/167796-webinar-about-chatbots

Link to the Zoom webinar here:
https://ltu-se.zoom.us/j/7517361087

 

A virtual tour in the 5G environment

On October 1, a webinar, a digital tour in the 5G test environment, was conducted at Luleå University of Technology. During the event, the participants were shown around the environment and received information about exciting 5G applications. A number of pre-recorded films were shown with interviews with researchers, companies and students.
Project manager Arne Gylling talked, among other things, about how it is done when you as a company come and test in the environment. A 360-degree camera showed around the environment both outside and inside. 

One of the projects that participated in arranging the webinar was the AI DIH North project. Artificial intelligence and 5G are technologies that reinforce each other. 5G transports data and information, enables huge amounts of data to be sent at extremely high speeds to unimaginably many devices, while artificial intelligence analyzes and offers opportunities for more efficient solutions. An example of this is the robotics group at the university that flies autonomous drones connected to 5G. This means that as soon as the drone has left the ground, there is no pilot in control. The drone is programmed to use AI to analyze its surroundings and make its own decisions, for example to be able to independently avoid obstacles. Autonomous drones can be used in many areas, for example to carry out risky inspections such as in mines. The robotics group is world-class in terms of robotics and drone technology, has won prestigious awards and collaborates with NASA.

- With the help of robotics, intelligent automation and simulation, very difficult and dangerous tasks can be performed. This is a growing subject area, both nationally and internationally. Robotics and artificial intelligence, for example, have been identified by the European Commission as one of the most important subject areas in the Horizon Europe 2021–2017 research initiative, said George Nikolakopoulos, professor of robotics and automation.

One of the companies that is involved and will conduct tests in the 5G environment is Compodium. It is a Luleå based company that delivers services in digital video conferencing and was the first in the world to provide secure digital care rooms. Bengt Grahn, founder of the company, said that he thinks it is super exciting to be involved and put his services on the latest radio technology.

Finally, the student Jesper Gladh was interviewed, who is now doing his ex-job in 5G and Virtual Reality at Ericsson.

The 5G environment is open and welcomes organizations to test products and services and is run together with Ericsson, Telia and Tieto Evry. The webinar was part of the EU's digital information campaign "My Europe", which is about disseminating information about EU-funded projects.

The event was organized by the projects:
Wireless Innovation Arena 
Applied AI DIH North 
5G for health and care in Upper Norrland 
Arctic 5G Test Network 
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