Hidden treasures … a short story

A short real life story of opportunities.

Machine learning in manufacturing – Hype vs Reality

All the buzz 

There is so much buzz about machine learning and AI today. With the estimated spend of 1.2 trillion to 2 trillion in supply chain and manufacturing, businesses are encouraged to use these new techniques to modernize their operations and remain competitive. We spent the last decade collecting data. Now is the time to use it right? However, there are few who can identify an area where they have used it to solve a quantifiable problem, successfully. 

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Why name it Serendip?

In the last month, I’ve been introducing the concept and community behind Serendip to a lot of people and often people want to know why I picked that name. Here goes …

Serendip is the old Persian name for Sri Lanka, which is where I am from. When the Moors landed on the island (approximately 300 AD), the island was called “Cheran Theevu” (The Isle of Cherans) by Tamil/Malayalam speaking Indians. The Moors mispronounced the name and called it Serendip.

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