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5G Based Industrial-use AI App Launched in Finland

Talking to media in Helsinki, Chris Poynter, ABB Vice President from Zuerich, described the Helsinki plant as a flagship location for ABB development work in the sector

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"5G is the promise of a better quality of life for all and exceptional opportunities. It will allow to adapt life to our needs," he said. VOA

An ABB plant in Helsinki producing frequency alterer, or low voltage drives, has started using a 5G wireless-based artificial intelligence application for routine production purposes, ABB announced on Wednesday.

The company said it believed the application was the first of its kind in the world with the actual industrial usage, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Fast 5G connections provide workers with intelligent and real-time feedback from a camera right above the work station. “This is not an academic exercise, but actual production and as such a unique first step in the incorporation of 5G and artificial intelligence,” Simo Saynevirta, head of digitisation projects at ABB Finland, said.

While the new 5G artificial intelligence ensures better work quality, it also reduces the concern about human errors and thus improves well-being at work. Besides errors related to the actual installation work, the system alerts the employee about ergonomically wrong body or hand positions.

There are plans to add augmented reality features to the system, to further improve the “well being at work” of the employees.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

The use of the new system started this week at an assembly line which is particularly demanding to workers. The problem is that different versions of the product are assembled on the same line. With the immediate reaction from the 5G system, faults are easily detected and corrected.

Talking to media in Helsinki, Chris Poynter, ABB Vice President from Zuerich, described the Helsinki plant as a flagship location for ABB development work in the sector.

In its media release, ABB underlined that long standing cross-industry networking tradition in Finland made the innovation possible. “The joint project has grown on the basis of the cooperative ecosystem of the Finnish manufacturing industries and the mobile communications industry.”

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Finnish software engineering firm Atostek is responsible for the computer vision and the AI application and Nordic mobile phone operator Telia is providing the system’s high-speed 5G mobile connections and the computing capacity needed by the application in its data.

Saynevirta said Finland is an excellent location for innovative work in digitisation due to the progressive approach in regulations. He described Finland as “an innovative environment that makes possible to bring together small and large companies with their expertise”. (IANS)

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OnePlus Smartphone Batteries Get Easily Drained Because of WhatsApp: Tech Report

OnePlus users are reporting on Reddit, OnePlus forums, and even through the Play Store (Google Play Store) that WhatsApp is drastically draining their batteries by 40 per cent or more

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It doesn't appear to be every one that uses WhatsApp on their OnePlus phones, but it does seem to be a reasonably high number of folks -- even some Xiaomi users are reporting this issue as well. Pixabay

 OnePlus smartphones running Android 9 and 10 operating system (OS) have reported high battery drain, which has been likely because of WhatsApp, the media has reported.

The battery depletion appears to be caused by the messaging app’s version 2.19.308 and has been affected users even with limited usage of WhatsApp.

OnePlus users are reporting on Reddit, OnePlus forums, and even through the Play Store (Google Play Store) that WhatsApp is drastically draining their batteries by 40 per cent or more, Android Central reported on Saturday.

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OnePlus smartphones running Android 9 and 10 operating system (OS) have reported high battery drain, which has been likely because of WhatsApp. Pixabay

It is pertinent to note that the issue is affecting OnePlus’ users whose devices are running either Android 9 or 10 — which means a large swath of OnePlus smartphones.

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It doesn’t appear to be every one that uses WhatsApp on their OnePlus phones, but it does seem to be a reasonably high number of folks — even some Xiaomi users are reporting this issue as well, the report added. (IANS)