A General Electric startup is taking artificial intelligence (AI) into the field to automate and optimize the inspection of industrial assets by drones and robots. Avitas Systems, launched by GE in June, has partnered with computing specialist Nvidia Corp. to develop AI for robotic inspection and data analytics. Replacing time-based manual inspections of assets such as transmission towers and flare stacks with automated checks based on assessing the risk of defects developing is expected to ...

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