AI project to accelerate flat glass development
AGC Glass Europe is collaborating with Citrine Informatics is to use artificial intelligence to accelerate the development of next generation glass. Citrine Informatics is a technology platform that harnesses the power of AI to bring materials to market faster and capture materials-enabled product value.
There is currently high global demand for optimising optical and mechanical properties for strong scratch and abrasion-resistant glass in the automotive and communication industries.
The purpose of the collaboration is to look for innovative solutions to meet this ever-higher glass performance demand faster. AGC is providing experimental data to build proprietary AI models using the Citrine platform and is iteratively testing the newly suggested materials.
The models are improved by Citrine through this sequential learning process, which targets the identification of the best process conditions to reach high performance glass materials.
“The future of materials development depends on speed” said Marc Van Den Neste, CTO of the Building & Industrial Glass Company from AGC. “Developing these high performance materials faster will require managing and using data more effectively, which includes consolidating data into a single consistent searchable format, as well as structuring, storing and using materials data to harness the power of AI.
Artificial intelligence is expected to dramatically change how scientists design experiments or value data, leading to breakthrough results.”