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Stanford Professor Launches Startup To Help Manufacturers Utilize AI Technology.

The AP (12/14) reports that Stanford Professor Andrew Ng, “one of the leading figures in AI,” has launched a startup called Landing. AI, with aspirations “to help manufacturing companies use computer algorithms to cut costs, improve quality control, remove supply-chain bottlenecks, and more.” Ng’s startup has a notable “first strategic partner” in Foxconn, “the Taiwanese manufacturing giant that helps Apple build iPhones.” Ng’s company “is helping implement a system to spot defects, such as tiny particles or scratches on camera lens units. Currently, thousands of people work to manually inspect such parts.” Speaking about the potential of AI, Ng said, “AI will transform manufacturing. That’s just a fact of life.”