AGC Glass Europe and Citrine Informatics are collaborating to use artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the development of the generation glass including automotive applications.

Citrine Informatics is a technology platform that uses AI to bring new materials to market faster and "capture materials enabled product value", a joint statement said.

It added: "There is currently high global demand for optimising optical and mechanical properties for strong scratch and abrasion resistant glass in the automotive and communication industries.

"The purpose of the collaboration is to look for innovative solutions to meet this ever higher glass performance demand faster than… before."
 
AGC is providing experimental data to build proprietary AI models using the Citrine platform and is testing newly suggested materials.

Citrin consequently improves the models through this sequential learning process which targets the identification of the best process conditions to make high performance glass materials.

"The future of materials development depends on speed. Developing these high performance materials faster will require managing and using data more effectively, which includes consolidating data into a single consistent searchable format, as well as structuring, storing, and using materials data to harness the power of AI," said Marc Van Den Neste, CTO of AGC's Building & Industrial Glass Company.

"Artificial intelligence is expected to dramatically change how the scientists design experiments or value data, leading to breakthrough results."

"AI-driven development is the future of the materials industry," added Greg Mulholland, CEO of Citrine Informatics.

"The companies who are first to invest in this technology… will reap tremendous market rewards."