RICHMOND, B.C. - From facial recognition to medical diagnostics to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives. But can AI really fit into a sawmill operation?
It turns out, the answer is yes. OptiSaw, a one-day educational forum for those driving the future of sawmilling, will explain how in British Columbia on June 5.
Mill managers/owners and process engineers will learn how to apply automation and robotics to a sawmill, trends and solutions from Europe, insights into scanning and optimization tech, inventory feedback loops, and case studies. 
The day-long event will feature numerous speakers - all presenting relevant topics. 
In iSawmill: Control your product output with artificial intelligence, Lucidyne’s Patrick Freeman will discuss how they are using the newest form of artificial intelligence technology to train the GradeScan automated scanner/optimizer. The system learns to grade lumber like a human grader learns: by example. Freeman will lead a discussion on how this technology can maximize your fiber and value recovery.
JoeScan president Joey Nelson will explain how to successfully scan on a trimmer sorter line. He will also talk about kiln gains and automating species separation.

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