Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How AI is Reinventing the Design of Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Deep learning is coming to 3D design. Just ask Dassault Systèmes. The company’s 3DExperience Platform is used for everything from Tesla cars and Boeing airplanes to Procter & Gamble consumer products. Now, it’s amping up 3D design and simulation with deep learning and GPUs. “What people have done with  deep learning for image and speech recognition, we’re doing to transform how products are designed and experienced,” said Patrick Johnson, vice president for corporate research at the 3D modeling software company.

Traditionally, designers and engineers had to start each new product from scratch. With NVIDIA GPUs and deep learning, Dassault will soon be able to harness the history of previous designs. The system’s 3Dbots use this knowledge to predict and propose a whole new range of designs in a exploratory innovation space. Romain Perron, R&D web apps and services director for Dassault’s flagship CATIA brand, will illustrate those cognitive augmented design 3Dbots in more detail on Thursday at GTC.