Kazakh-British Centre for Technological Development IntelliSense – LAB starts cooperation with JSC AK Altynalmas on the implementation of Industry 4.0
At the World Mining Congress in Astana, the Autonomous Cluster Fund (Tech Garden) presented the Centre for Technological Development IntelliSense – LAB. The Centre was founded by ACF in partnership with IntelliSense.io (UK) for the development and implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies oriented to the mining and metallurgical sector of Kazakhstan.
During the congress, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between IntelliSense Lab and JSC “AK Altynalmas”. The cooperation is aimed at the introduction of Industry 4.0 technologies in accordance with the National Digitisation Plan to support the Kazakhstan National Digital Roadmap. The document was signed by Zhanar Amanzholova, head of the development and innovation department of JSC «AK Altynalmas», and Medet Sartbayev, general director of IntelliSense-LAB.
Cooperation involves the development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system for predictive analysis and optimisation of the “grinding unit” process: predictions of the technological process of grinding in real time; prediction of lining deterioration inside the mills; quality control of crushed ore and situational prediction of crushed products; visualisation of the grinding cycle in real time; performance goals (KPIs) of throughput increase.
“We are excited that Altynalmas are our first partner in the Kazakhstan National Digital Roadmap. The National Digitisation Plan will put Kazakhstan at the forefront of Industry 4.0 technology development. Partnering with such a prestigious company as Altynalmas demonstrates how beneficial this technology is for mining and other industrial sectors,” says Sam G. Bose, CEO and Founder of IntelliSense.io.
Creation of Technology Centres in priority sectors of the economy is carried out by ACF in accordance with the 63rd step of the “Plan of the Nation” of the Head of State. The partners of the centres are leading multinational corporations, which invest at least 50 percent in their creation. Cooperation with the leading subsoil user such as JSC “AK Altynalmas” will be the first major project for “IntelliSense – LAB”, the main activities of which are:
- Development of 5 platforms in the following areas: MMC, NGS, logistics, fuel and energy complex, machine building with involvement of domestic companies;
- Incubation of products developed by startups and IT companies within the national “Industry 4.0” platform;
- Training of specialists in the methods of working with “Industry 4.0” solutions.
The Center will work on:
- The creation of the national “Industry 4.0” platform for the development of digitisation applications within 5 sectors of the economy;
- implementation and support of solutions for applying AI as part of the digitalisation of the “Industrial processes”;
- Training of specialists in methods of big data analysis, modelling and optimisation of processes.
The national platform will be used by IT companies in Kazakhstan and startups to develop digitalisation applications. The lab will cooperate with leading universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in such innovative areas as big data applications in process optimisation and AI applications. Cooperation will also be aimed at training qualified Kazakhstani personnel in the above areas. The Centre will employ high-end Data Science specialists, application engineers (experts in 5 sectors), IT specialists (administrators, software developers, software and hardware development engineers). The main technology partners are companies such as ARM (UK) and OSI Soft (USA).
The Autonomous Cluster Fund (Tech Garden)
Operates under the 63rd step of the State Program “The Nation Plan – 100 concrete steps to implement the five institutional reforms”; consolidates the scientific and technical base of leading universities and research institutes in Almaty; Creates sectoral technology centres on the basis of transnational corporations to improve competencies in key sectors of the national economy and create new industries; provides full cycle support for technology companies; implements the international acceleration program Startup Kazakhstan, aimed at developing domestic and attracting international start-ups to Kazakhstan in order to incubate high-tech and export-oriented companies.
An Artificial Intelligence first company for the industrial world delivering next generation automation through their real time decision making technology platform “brains.app”. The platform delivers a portfolio of innovative out of the box applications for the Mining Industry delivering Mine to Market automation through “No Capex” model. These applications have been deployed at the Mining Majors across Latin America and Central Asia for base and precious metal operations. IntelliSense.io is based in Cambridge, UK with an engineering office at Barcelona and field offices at Santiago, Chile and Almaty, Kazakhstan.