Machine Vision-Backed Industrial Manufacturing—Iain Smith—Fisher Smith

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May 02 2020 31 mins  
Iain Smith is the managing director and founder of Fisher Smith, a company that brings machine vision technology to the industrial sector. In this episode, you’ll learn the following: How computer vision technology can allow for more efficient and accurate production of various goods, including pharmaceutical drugs and automotive parts How to mitigate one of the main trade-offs with computer vision technology How acutely this technology can detect variations from one product to the next In less than a tenth of a second, the machine vision technology at Fisher Smith can acquire, inspect, and automatically categorize an item as either a reject that should be removed from the production line, or as an item that’s been manufactured precisely as it was designed. This provides a huge benefit to companies in the industrial sector, particularly those that rely on high-speed manufacturing and consistent quality, such as automotive and drug manufacturers. Smith gives us an inside look at how this technology works, how it can address and prevent supply chain issues, how it can identify error propagation, the idea of "industry 4.0" or the fourth industrial revolution and how computer technology might play a role, innovations on the horizon (including high speed flaw detection using deep learning), and more. Visit for more information.