Driving Positive Change: General Laser Joins AIM Global in Shaping the Future of AI in Industry

Vienna, 31 January, 2024 – General Laser GmbH, an innovation and technology hub based in Vienna, has joined AIM Global, the Global Alliance on Artificial Intelligence for Industry and Manufacturing. This strategic collaboration reflects our commitment to advancing safe, sustainable, and inclusive use of AI in industry and manufacturing.

Guided by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), AIM Global promotes the responsible development and deployment of AI and frontier technologies. Aligned with the UN Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda, AIM Global shapes a digital future that is open, secure, and beneficial to all.

AI technologies are transforming industry and manufacturing, offering unprecedented opportunities for increased efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. However, the adoption of these technologies also brings ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and the imperative for inclusivity. As a new member, General Laser is excited to contribute to AIM Global’s mission of unlocking the full potential of AI for industry.

General Laser is a high-tech innovation hub at the heart of Vienna, operating on the forefront of RTK GNSS, Lidar, and AI-standard mobile robotics technologies, and providing high-quality services from software and hardware development and prototype building to 3D mining and printing, architecture model construction, and custom-tailored product design. Within the framework of its commercial distribution business, General Laser offers a range of sensor carrier platforms, from quadruped robots to robots chassis on wheels and tracks, and develops and integrates autopilots for indoor and outdoor, autonomous navigation payloads and sensor packages, to customise the functionality of the robot.

“We are excited about all the collaboration opportunities that AIM Global Membership can bring, in terms of showcasing cm-accurate RTK GNSS geo-positioning, mobile robotics for inspection and documentation, digitalised perception of surroundings through LiDAR-powered scanning and mapping, and autonomous navigation payloads as our “ready-to-implement” solutions for making industrial optimization, precision agriculture and the transfer of technical skills more accessible for all the parts of the world”, said Ivan Tochev, CEO of General Laser. “By being part of this community, we anticipate innovative solutions, and a shared vision for the ethical and effective application of AI to unfold during this exciting journey.”

General Laser strives to accelerate and shape the future of robotics and automation by harnessing the innovative processes and technologies in service of the human kind.

For media inquiries or further information, contact:

Tamara Volozhanina
Personal Assistant to the CEO

About AIM Global

AIM Global fosters collaboration for responsible AI in industry and manufacturing. The alliance focuses on research, skills development, ethical guidelines, and policy recommendations to address challenges and opportunities in the evolving AI landscape.

For those interested in learning more about General Laser, please visit the website at: https://www.general-laser.at/


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