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Amii's Virtual AI Meetup - April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021 - April 22, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (MST)


Learn about the latest tools and techniques in machine learning, and explore topics that researchers and industry professionals are thinking about or working on. Each meetup features two presenters; at the end of each presentation, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.

This month's speakers include:

Andy Wong – Machine Learning Scientist at Amii

One of the greatest challenges to the automated production of goods is equipment malfunction. In this talk, we explore different types of anomaly detection algorithms useful for condition-based maintenance (CBM) - specifically, data-driven methods for detecting when the machine is nearing failure. Depending on the availability of data - a choice of supervised, semi-supervised, or unsupervised anomaly detection methods needs to be made. Furthermore, we explore how to extend reinforcement learning (RL) methods for improving machine reliability, particularly when changing environments create false alarms.
After an introduction of the problem, we present some empirical results of applying different anomaly detection algorithms on a robotic arm dataset. We find that by using RL and leveraging the temporal aspect of data, we significantly improve the utility of anomaly detection algorithms for CBM. These findings move us towards more reliable methods to predictively allocate maintenance activities; saving resources in both time and money.

Join us virtually for Amii’s monthly AI Meetup and be a part of building Alberta’s growing AI community!

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