31 03, 2017

Software Development – a learning approach

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Software Development – a learning approach   In this post, I’ll be describing my current approach to implementing a major feature into an existing web application. In the software development world, everyone knows that there are many different techniques to implement the same set of features. We describe these methods as ‘design patterns’, and the [...]

21 02, 2017

Digital Readiness Level (DRL)

By | February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the last 18 months we at HSSMI have been talking to a lot of our customers and academic partners about digital manufacturing, or industry 4.0 or Factory of the Future; the names vary but the intent is the same; how can we increase productivity, quality, flexibility and reduce cost for example, by employing digital [...]

16 02, 2017

The Lovelace Test or Can machines take us by surprise?

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Ever heard of the Lovelace Test? As part of my work in the Data Analytics for Resource Efficiency team and my interest in Machine Learning, I’m interested to know when machines can be considered intelligent. Over the years, the Turing Test has been regarded by many (definitely not by all) as THE definitive test for [...]

24 01, 2017

Playing with time-series data and MongoDB

By | January 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

I recently attended MongoDB Europe 2016 with a colleague, and, whilst it was interesting, the most useful part of the entire day for me was a 20 minute ‘Ask the Experts’ session. The whole experience got me thinking about our move to NoSQL solutions in this bold new world Industry 4.0. I thought I should [...]

11 01, 2017

Digital Manufacturing for SME’s – HSSMI, WMG and Innovate UK – Free Event

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I am delighted to invite you to attend a specialist event for SMEs: ‘Get Connected’, 7th February 2017, International Digital Laboratory, WMG (University of Warwick). This event is the second in a series of events bought to you by HSSMI and WMG. This event will showcase how WMG can support small firms to implement practical [...]