#IoTFriday E25 | System Failure Chaos, AI Told You So!

Systems fail, they cascade onto the next and a next. Chaos! The sheer magnitude of combinations that could go wrong and impact each other screams for the use of AI in predicting failure. Chaos prevented.

Teaching an AI system to recognise faults no easy task. Domain experts are needed to show what is right and what is wrong. Data needs to be collected and interpreted. Faults will be made but eventually AI can recognise faults. At first it will tell you a failure is there after it occurred. You could have done that as well. A few lessons more and AI is taught to tell you a failure is occurring right now. Still too late but better. Eventually the AI will tell you something will go wrong in the near future.

AI needs to people to teach, data to work with and time to get better. A failure occurred because I told you so!

Tom Van de Ven


Tom van de Ven is active in the field of High Tech testing for 15 years. As a High Tech test expert he is a frequently asked sparring partner for Sogeti High Tech customers with regard to starting/professionalizing test projects. Besides a multitude of test assignments (eg. in the field of healthcare, semiconductors, agriculture and automotive) he is an active member of the Sogeti High Tech Test Competence Centre and a speaker for High Tech seminars. Tom uses his experience in a role as a coach for (starting) High Tech test engineers and is constantly looking for improvements in High Tech test methodologies. He is the author of the book that combines Internet of Things and TMap: IoTMap!!!. He also teaches and develops several testing courses in the embedded and high tech domain. If not teaching, testing a tunnel or promoting “Quick Tech Testing” you can find him setting up a high tech test automation framework for the odd customer.

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