On the 12th June I visited Forum Manufacturing Technologies and Robotics: the Future is Now, which was held at Imperial College in London. Many UK companies, Italian machine tool and robotics manufacturers and representatives from Italian universities took part in the event with the objective of building a network for educational, research and industrial collaboration.
On the 14th and 15th June, Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe kick-started the Innovation Customer Advisory Board in our Rome lab. This initiative aims to engage customers, prospects or interested stakeholders that are currently adopting, assessing and expressing an interest into IT Digital Services and new technologies.
How I met Sudha Jamthe, a noted author of several books on IoT, who is now focusing her attention on the driverless world and how I got invited to the IoT Summit in San Francisco on the 12th April: a few keywords from this event that illustrate the wide spread of IoT and Machine Learning within very different applications.
At Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe we keep focusing on Artificial Intelligence, especially with an interest on applications for future workplaces, digital healthcare and digital manufacturing. After the AI Summit of New York during which we presented Cognitive Hub, we have just launched a research topic dedicated to the Workplace of the Future within the open access journal ‘Frontiers’, and in few days, our Executive Director and Deputy CTO Dennis Curry will take part in the AI Expo Global.
One year ago our new Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe website appeared on line for the first time. Let me share with you some data looking back over this first foundation year: 43 Pages and 38 blog posts covering our categories of News, Healthcare technologies, AI for business, Digital Workplaces, Computer Vision and Robotics. Almost 11,000 users with more than 37,000 page views.