AI and the Textiles and Fashion Industry

Join us for this AI and the textiles and fashion industry event, where experts will discuss their work against the background of the challenges industry is facing.

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11.00 - 12.15 GMT



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Advancements in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) have pushed the textile industry to a point where these technologies cannot be ignored. They offer competitive advantages and provide solutions for the challenges listed above, and opportunities for disruptive technologies. Tailored platform solutions enable automation in all aspects of textile fabrication – from design and colouring to fibre construction – and optimize asset utilisation and productivity. Global organisations have taken notice, as RAI initiatives in textiles are becoming more widespread as companies contend for market control.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides a valuable contribution to revolutionising the textile industry. This includes providing integrated processes in production, quality, cost, information, statistical process control, just-in-time manufacturing and computer-integrated manufacturing. Expert systems and artificial neural networks are currently being introduced in modern textile industries.

About the event

Experts on the AI in fashion and textiles will discuss their work against the background of the challenges industry is facing in addressing efficiency, sustainability and reshoring/near shoring in the UK. The short presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the opportunity to ask the speakers burning questions about technologies or innovations that still need to be identified to help deliver a modern and agile industry.


11:00-11:00 – Welcome and introduction to Innovate UK KTN

11:10-11:25 – Syed Abbas, Manchester University

11.25-11:40 – Steve Westland, University of Leeds/Future Fashion Factory

11.40-11:55 – Mingjing Lin, London College of Fashion

11.55-12:10 – Q&A Session

12.10-12:15 – Closing Remarks

12:15 – Close


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