Albert van Breemen (TUE)

Barriers to adopting AI for engineering


Recently, a new ‘season’ has started for the field of artificial intelligence. Since the invention of deep-learning technology in 2012, publications on AI algorithms outperforming traditional state-of-the-art algorithms appear almost monthly. Due to these recent deep-learning breakthroughs, many AI application areas matured, including computer vision, speech and audio recognition, control and planning and natural language processing.

At the moment, more and more companies start to explore the possibilities of AI for their business. But the latest AI technology is very complex and applying it to your own business is very challenging. In practice, there are many barriers to adopting AI technology. This talk will review several barriers to adopting artificial intelligence and discuss how to deal with them.

Albert Van Breemen is a creative entrepreneur and a specialist in artificial intelligence. In 2018, he started his own AI consultancy company, VBTI, after having worked at high tech companies such as Philips and ASML for 18 years. He and his team are currently located in Eindhoven.

He’s been working with (and passionate about) AI ever since he started studying electrical engineering back in 1991. He strongly believes that the Eindhoven region can become an important player in the area of AI for engineering. To realize this vision, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology’s High Tech Systems Center (HTSC) and the Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI) as program manager AI.

Albert van Breemen

Eindhoven University of Technology