Machine learning –chemical industry out of the starting blocks

Machine learning is about training computers to solve tasks without programming them specifically to do it. How is the chemical industry benefitting from the new opportunities? How is Sweden doing?

Seminar with IVAs Division for Chemistry

IVA Konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 16:00 - 18:00 CET

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Machine learning is one aspect of artificial intelligence. It is providing substantial opportunities for improved productivity in numerous industries. Now the chemical industry is starting to benefit from the new opportunities offered. Through digital twins, chemical models all the way down to the molecular level can be combined with process models. And everything can be studied, developed and tested in computers before being used in the physical world. 

The digital twins are also used to make exact copies of factory operations based on data from various IoT sources in the physical world. It will also be possible to optimise processes and predict and correct errors before they occur in reality. 

The seminar participants will include: 

Costas Pantelides from PSE Enterprises, which was recently acquired by Siemens. He is an internationally acclaimed researcher and business leader. At the seminar Costas Pantelidis will provide an overview of the advanced tools for digital modelling that his company has created for the chemical industry. 

Staffan Folestad, Senior Principal Scientist Astra Zeneca R&D will describe how this world-leading life science company is using big data and advanced models in its research to create and develop drugs.

Magnus Nydén, CTO and Public Policy Director, Liquid Wind. The company is planning to build six factories in Sweden to produce electro-methanol (e-methanol) using carbon dioxide from the paper and pulp industry, renewable electricity and water. What role will AI and digital twins play in this expansion?

Information on coronavirus, Covid 19

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Contact information

Jan Westberg
Communications Manager
Phone +46 8-791 30 49

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