AI Weekly: AI helps companies design physical products
But the Nature paper suggests AI can at the very least augment human designers to accelerate the brainstorming process. Beyond chips, companies like U.S.- and Belgium-based Oqton are applying AI to design domains including additive manufacturing. Even Nutella is tapping AI for physical products, using the technology to pull from a database of dozens of patterns and colors to create different versions of its packaging. Yet, we found that AI profoundly changes the practice of design,” the coauthors write. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 76% of respondents to a Google Cloud report published this week said they’ve turned to “disruptive technologies” like AI, data analytics, and the cloud, particularly to help navigate challenges brought on by the pandemic.