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Calibration and AI

With enough computing power it is possible to run extremely complex algorithms and use them to process an almost unfathomable volume of data. When we speak of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Big Data we are referring to digital systems which go beyond mere manipulation of input in a predetermined way. Such advanced systems perform for us tasks which require thought like processes, the algorithms themselves change autonomously as AI and ML systems perform the work we set them out to do.

Today, thanks to huge memory capacity, computers can work with extremely large data bases. Powerful Central Processing units  and specially designed chips allow for running software so complex it escapes the realm of ordinary computer programs and is said to possess an intelligence all of its own. We live in an age when the combination of AI and big data have opened up possibilities which we could only dream of in the past.

Beyond Metrology has taken it upon itself to harness AI, ML and big data for elevating the field of calibration onto a whole new plane, one where measuring and calibration tools are used based on risk assessment. Meeting the requirements of QA standards is efficiently ensured thanks tohighly detailed predictions and projections supplied by an AI systemdesigned especially for this. The benefits for all stakeholders (manufacturers, calibration labs, clients, suppliers of calibration tools, etc.) are enormous.

The AI system alone is not enough. In order to perform its tasks it must have access to a huge data base containing not only millions of calibration reports but also data from manufacturers of measuring and calibration tools, data from calibration labs and much more. The AI system exploits the ever growing data base and provides precise, detailed predictions of variables such as drift and risk levels as well as sound recommendations for when to send measuring tools to be calibrated, when to buy new equipment, which equipment to buy and much more.