Additive Manufacturing & Artificial Intelligence to transform industries & business models – Interview with Victoria Akinsowon, RP Platform
Victoria Akinsowon is Marketing Manager at RP Platform, United Kingdom. Prior to joining RP Platform as Marketing Manager, she worked at the Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Victoria Akinsowon has a background in languages, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in French and German. Victoria Akinsowon will speak about Software Automation: The Future of Additive Manufacturing at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, on Apr 17, in Geleen, The Netherlands.
What drives you?
I am driven by the desire to discover new things: we live in an era where there are endless possibilities, not least in the realm of technological innovations. I am motivated to learn more about how these new fields can enhance and improve the lives of everyone around us.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
I see artificial intelligence (AI) as having the power, in the long term, to transform industries, business models and supply chains.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
The long-term impact of AI is manifold; for manufacturing companies, it will mean a significant change in the way products are designed and produced, as processes become more efficient and advanced data analytics improve productivity and output. In the case of AM specifically, one impact of AI could be the significant reduction in build failures, as machine learning will be able to predict and enable users to actively minimise the variables that to failure rates.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
We’re still at the tip of the iceberg with regards to AI; much more research must be, and is being, undertaken to discover the true potential of the technology, and the ways in which it can enhance current processes.
What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
The message I hope people take away is that automation has the potential to truly transform additive manufacturing by creating more efficient and streamlined processes – and software automation will inevitably play a key role in this transformation.