With the ever-growing complexity of high-tech systems, it’s increasingly desirable that they can optimize themselves. The European Asimov project, co-initiated by Thermo Fisher Scientific, aims to achieve this through the combination of digital twins and artificial intelligence. With the help of TNO’s ESI as one of the partners, this should result in a generic approach for fully virtual training of AI algorithms.
Together with TNO’s ESI, Philips is eyeing the use of artificial intelligence to improve its software development efficiency. The advanced bug search interface they developed in the Accelerando project is already spreading like wildfire within Philips, while their AI-enabled bug triage tool is saving the company’s software experts hours of administrative work.
In a nine-month program, TNO’s ESI aims to raise the system architecting bar for individuals as well as the organizations they work for. The training brings together big companies and SMEs, from high tech and civil engineering. Participants crank up both their architecting abilities and their leadership skills. The ultimate ambition is to strengthen the system architecting competence of the Dutch high-tech industry as a whole.
Configuring, instead of re-engineering, complex high-tech solutions increases development efficiency, reduces errors and saves money. For this, constructing a stable link between configurable modules and customer-facing variations is paramount. Vanderlande and TNO’s ESI have developed an approach to overcome this configurability challenge.