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Thursday, June 23 • 5:05pm - 5:15pm
Lightning Talk: Demystifying Challenges/Learnings in Converting an Old-school Textile Inspection Machine into a Smart System Using AI/ML - Neethu Elizabeth Simon & Scott Thomas, Intel Corporation

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Textile inspection has traditionally been very labor-intensive and error prone. Because labor costs are very low in most fabric manufacturing locations, any automation must be extremely cost-effective. Team, comprising of members from multiple teams across multiple Geos, developed a computer vision based AI/ML solution using open source tools for textile defect detection during the fabric inspection process. Team successfully integrated the eyes, i.e cameras and open source AI/ML Tools running on high-performance compute device with an old-school manual fabric inspection machine. Results show that the inferencing capabilities offered through hardware and software solutions are effective and affordable even in the commodity fabric manufacturing industry. Hence a reasonably priced system was affordably applied to a much lower cost labor-intensive industry without expensive retooling or excessively high-priced technology. 

This presentation will cover the implementation & integration challenges encountered during design & development of this unique solution. It will also cover the resolution adopted to enable developers to better design and implement IOT, AI/ML & Computer Vision based solutions.

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Neethu Elizabeth Simon

Senior Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
Neethu Elizabeth Simon is a Senior Software Engineer in the Internet of Things Group at Intel Corporation, with vast industrial experience in building smart end to end vision based Machine Learning solutions. She is currently focused on building microservices for computer vision based... Read More →
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Scott Thomas

Solutions Architect, Intel Corporation
Scott Thomas is a Solutions Architect in the Emerging Technologies section of Intel’s Internet of Things Group. He is based in Chandler, AZ and has worked with Intel Corporation for over 25 years. A graduate of Arizona State University’s School of Engineering, Scott has extensive... Read More →



Thursday June 23, 2022 5:05pm - 5:15pm CDT
Room 303/304 (Level 3)
  Open AI & Data Forum, AI on the Edge