Arçelik recently conducted its 3rd Reliability Day on 21 October, 2019 at Istanbul, Turkey with its goal to enhance reliability know-how even further, and give customers the safest experience. The CEO of the company Hakan Bulgurlu declared, “2020 will be the year of reliability for us”. Prof. Pecht was invited to give the keynote talk on “What the Best Companies Are Doing in Reliability –AI Based Reliability”; the only external person invited to speak.

Arçelik provides operations in durable consumer goods industry with production marketing and aftersales services spread across 145 countries. It ranks first in British, Polish and French white goods market (domestically used electrical appliances). It was established in 1955 with headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, with revenues of over $30B in 2018.

In his talk, Prof. Pecht emphasized the growing need of Artificial Intelligence in every field and Reliability not being an exception. Role of AI in reliability prediction is inevitable. He presented a magnitude of research trends on AI and Machine Learning for the major companies with regards to AI patents each company’s employees are assigned.

For more information, please contact Prof. Pecht.

November 13, 2019

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