Intelligence participated at the PiiA Summit on October 8 in Västerås to
present the company’s two Vinnova-funded PiiA projects that are being
implemented in collaboration with Boliden, Optimization and SCA. The event
attracted 150 senior executives in the Swedish research and process industry. Here
it was found that the companies that will benefit most from AI’s value exchange
are the so-called “early adopters”.
The two PiiA projects
presented by Calejo’s CEO Johannes Holmberg attracted great interest and great
attention both on stage and in the adjacent booth.
One project together
with Boliden Mineral and Optimation is entitled “AI as support for more
efficient process modeling”. The goal here is to investigate whether AI
technology can be used to create models of complex processes in a
cost-effective way. A model of flotation will be developed and validated in the
In the project with SCA
Obbola, which is named “Energy optimization in the process industry with
the help of AI”, the goal is to create an AI-based forecast of future
needs for water vapor and to investigate whether accumulated evaporated black
liquor can be used as an energy supplement in anticipated lack of water vapor.
– The projects are
implemented with Calejo’s patent-pending technology solution, which among other
things offers the opportunity to real-time derivative process models, which
contain both AI technology and traditional modeling technology, explained
AI a giant
leap of technology
During the event,
several very talented speakers from research and industry participated. Pia
Brantgärde Linder from ABB highlighted, among other things, the importance of
power for industry, both in the form of electricity, but also in the form of
skills and lifelong learning.
Örjan Larsson, who leads
PiiA’s analysis business, and is program manager at the Blue Institute research
institute, talked about AI and digital platforms that are now about to
transform the industry. During the conference, the study and report were
presented AI & Digital Platforms, funded by Vinnova.
The report states that
the value creation that AI in the service industry is expected to add could
amount to as much as $ 2,000 billion over the next few years. The effects come
partly from productivity improvements and partly from effects in value systems
such as price, quality, time savings, better adaptations and sustainability.
– Machine learning is a
very powerful technology that allows analysis and thus automation at new levels
and is expected to produce productivity effects that exceed other technology
breakthroughs – from the steam engine to the industrial robot and general
computerization, explained Örjan Larsson
in – first out”
researcher and AI guru Alexander Fred-Ojala concluded his speech by stating:
– The companies that
will benefit most from AI’s value exchange are the so-called “early