AI and the Future of Manufacturing

A Synergetic Relationship
Wednesday, August 18
2-3 p.m. ET
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The role of AI will be increasingly important to improving quality, speed and cost across manufacturing sectors by making advanced manufacturing technologies more intelligent and robust. This panel convenes experts across AI, robotics, autonomy, microelectronics, and additive manufacturing to discuss the present and future state of advanced manufacturing and prospects for domestic competitiveness.

Gary Fedder, moderator

Director, Manufacturing Futures Institute and Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Jared Glover
Chief Executive Officer, CapSen Robotics

Elizabeth Ann Holm
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Air Force Center of Excellence on Data-Driven Discovery of Optimized Multifunctional Material Systems, Carnegie Mellon University

The Honorable Katharina McFarland
NSC AI Commissioner; Director, SAIC Board;
Chair, Board of Army Research and Development at the National Academies of Science

Ira Moskowitz
Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute

Shailesh Patkar
Director, Strategic Technology Planning & Commercialization, II-VI IncorporatedIf you are interested in attending, please register by Tuesday, August 17. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom Webinar link.
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Future events in this series will be announced via email in the coming weeks.


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