Zoey – It is interesting to know that the city of Eidenhoven, Netherlands, has signed a contract with the Dutch company Van Wijnen to provide 3D printed housing solution starting next year. It will be very interesting to follow the progress of the project and its implications on the industry and on the local economy.
Thanks for a great read Keith! I wonder if GE is planning to use machine learning is their other lines of business, such as home appliances and aviation.
Thanks for a great read. I think that the two things do not contradict each other. The contrary – Medicine can leverage an in-house machine learning capabilities.
Thanks for a fascinating read. Your article is very well written and organized so nicely as well.
Putting the investor hat on for a moment, I think about the company’s future. Once they’ll achieve a sufficient accuracy rate, would they be able to move on predicting other metals or minerals?
Science fiction!! This is incredible.
You asked “Can 3D printing stretch beyond simply serving immediate relief need?”, and I wondered “should it?”.
I think that immediate, one-off, needs make a tremendous market. Is there a reason the company to move to mass production if tailor-made solutions bring it enough customers?
Now, that was an interesting read! It is unbelievable that NASA was so innovative to use machine learning decades ago. I can relate to your recommendation. Open innovation and the usage of open source will be the key for NASA development, but I think that NASA should also be proactive and reach out to development communities, offering them to ‘play’ with the data and come up with ideas.
With your experience in Mars, I am not surprised that you have chosen Nestle as the protagonist of the post. Remarkable writing, and very insightful. It is so exciting how the wisdom of the crowd can disrupt (or at least – gain a foothold) in almost any industry.
Regarding your question, I was wondering – at what point a company moves too much to the crowd and too much for open innovation, to the extent they lose their drive for solving their own problems? I think that there is a wide range between ‘waiting for startups to come’ and a proactive approach. Yes, Nestle can use the crowd, but it should make sure not to rely on the crowd too much. The crowd is there for the more difficult problems, and for the out of the box innovation.