J. Stephenson's Profile
When considering the cost of failure in manned space flight, safety must remain the number one concern for NASA. There are ways to tackle testing and cost saving efforts simultaneously. By utilizing non-mission critical components to target for AM applications, NASA can learn what the weakness or “points of failure” are in the unforgiving environments of launch, near Earth orbit, space, and re-entry of the atmosphere. As these components are analyzed, the way forward for further research and applications will become apparent.
Lockheed Martin’s efforts to lead the way in AM will set them apart as an industry leader so long as they can maintain their UL 3400 certification. In the aerospace industry safety is paramount. Traditional materials have been tested extensively under many different environmental conditions. For AM to hold on to this new ground, Lockheed Martin (and others) will need to demonstrate reliability and safety in every application.
There are many LEGO-like toys being sold in toy shops, but they don’t sell as well. I think LEGO has tapped into something special with it’s consumer base by pursuing open innovation. A simple toy that inspires creativity almost creates the demand for innovation from its customers (“What else can I build?!”). By allowing for this feedback to go directly to the company, LEGO remains relevant, interesting, and fun!
With the amount of data Schlumberger takes in every day, the man-hours alone seem daunting. AI augmentation appears to be an ideal way to create useful streams of information from the data lakes. These algorithms will become more accurate and useful as humans analyze the predictions and trends.
Your point of replacing a second radiologist stood out for me. It highlights the need for a “human check” in healthcare that is reinforced with the “ALL” example. As an adoption technique, continuing the pairing model may assist in the confidence boost for physicians as well as improve the accuracy.