Invention Factory: How Will Every Thing Be Intelligent?

In this episode of Invention Factory — a partnership between Vice and General Electric — we examine how the world works when we give machines a brain – enhancing them with the intelligence to know where they are, how they are working and how to perform at their best. From cutting edge diagnostics on a championship race car, to smart bicycles that give us insight into the chaotic world of China’s biggest city, we’ll see how more intelligent machines are changing the way we live.

GE Global Research’s Fu Xu, an expert in the Real Time Controls lab at GE’s China Technology Center, explains how On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) are making GE machines smarter and allowing them to asses their own health. OBD is like deploying a doctor inside the body, Xu explains.

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