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Japanese materials maker sees AI cutting R&D time by 90%

NGK Insulators trying to shift from auto parts to chips and other growth fields

NGK Insulators plans to use AI to drastically speed up the development of new materials. (Photo courtesy of NGK)

NAGOYA, Japan -- A major Japanese materials manufacturer has developed a new strategy to use artificial intelligence to analyze 100 years' worth of its experiment data to speed up development of new materials.

NGK Insulators, which manufactures ceramic-based products including car exhaust filtration parts, hopes to cut down development periods to one-tenth of current levels.

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