H2O.ai – Democratizing AI in Industrial Automation

June 14th, 1.30 – 2.00 pm

To utilize the full potential of AI, it is crucial to spread knowledge and enable as many people as possible to have this tool at hand. Festo is invested in the field of AI since 2013 and continues to be one of the thought leaders in the area of AI for industrial automation. Thus, Festo is building an internal AI platform for developers to share algorithms, collaborate on challenges, spread knowledge, and deploy the models easily and quickly. In this endeavor, Festo works together with H2O.ai to democratize AI and make the biggest use of it. This talk will shine a light on the platform architecture, the design decisions that have been made and show some of the use-cases that are bringing real benefit to our customers.

Speaker: Jan R. Seyler, Head of Adv. Dev. Analytics & Control | Festo SE & Co. KG

Jan Seyler studied Scientific Computing in Heidelberg – a specialization that combines mathematics, physics and computer science. He worked on his doctorate at Daimler and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg on the topic of “Formal Analysis of the Timing Behavior of Ethernet for In-Car Communication”. The proud father of a son has been working at Festo since 2015. He started as an embedded programmer, then helped build the Semantic Data Platform for Festo products. In 2018, he was one of the people in charge of the Festo AI Competence Team, and since 2020, he has headed the Control Engineering and Artificial Intelligence department in Festo Research and Advance Engineering. Jan is also a lecturer for IoT and AI at the DHBW in Stuttgart and the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen.