The quality of use case submissions will be evaluated for inclusion in the Working Group's Technical Report based the application area, relevant AI technologies, credible reference sources (see References section), and the following characteristics:
Data Focus & Learning: Use cases for AI system which utilizes Machine Learning, and those that use a fixed a priori knowledge base.
Level of Autonomy: Use cases demonstrating several degrees (dependent, autonomous, human/critic in the loop, etc.) of AI system autonomy.
Verifiability & Transparency: Use cases demonstrating several types and levels of verifiability and transparency, including approaches for explainable AI, accountability, etc.
Impact: Use cases demonstrating the impact of AI systems to society, environment, etc.
Architecture: Use cases demonstrating several architectural paradigms for AI systems (e.g., cloud, distributed AI, crowdsourcing, swarm intelligence, etc.)
Use Case Name:
Automated defect classification on product surfaces
Image analytics using a combination of feature extraction and classification of defects on shining surfaces in sanitary industries.
Short Description (up to 150 words)
A vision system that inspects and identifies the defects on water taps in sanitary industries. The system uses a combination of features for an automatic defect classification on product surfaces. All defects (15 types are identified) are classified into two major categories, real-defects and pseudo-defects. The pseudo-defects cause no quality problem; while the real-defects are critical as they might malfunction the final products. The AI system uses Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier along with the combined features to identify the defect types. With the vision system in place, the quality control process is fully automated without any human intervention.
The proposed vision system has two parts: the hardware part and the software part. The hardware captures the images of product surfaces under a constant illuminating condition. The software is developed to perform image processing tasks and identify defects on product surfaces.
The steps of proposed system include image acquisition, preprocessing, segmentation, feature extraction, classification and post-processing. The system presents two software components: Feature Extraction and Classifier Design. These two modules are implemented independently which can be developed in offline platform and can be integrated into vision system and work online.
As a first step, the feature extraction is critical and guides the extent to which a classifier can distinguish the defects from one class to another. A combination of features is used like geometry (shape, texture), and statistical features of the segmented images. In the second step, a support vector machine classification model is trained to identify the defect types. The classification results obtained by combining Gabor features, Statistical features, and grayscale features showed comparable performances with human evaluations.
Overall, the vision system is modularized with capabilities to self-learn and future extensions.
Peer-reviewed scientific/technical publications on AI applications (e.g. ).
Patent documents describing AI solutions (e.g. , ).
Technical reports or presentations by renowned AI experts (e.g. )
High quality company whitepapers and presentations
Publicly accessible sources with sufficient detail
This list is not exhaustive. Other credible sources may be acceptable as well.
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