ARS Clever!Lab

The Digital Brain for your Laboratory

Clever!Lab is the digital twin of the laboratory. With context intelligence, reasoning and a new publishing paradigma it changes the way of work in a laboratory. Increase productivity and return on innovation tremendously with Clever!Lab, the Digital Brain for your Laboratory.

Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry

Digitalisation, automation and virtual assistants more and more come into our lives. Also in Chemistry, Pharma, Oil and Gas as well as other process industries the Artificial Intelligence is emerging.

There are three areas affected:

  • First Artificial Intelligence entered R&D where we have computer chemistry since 20 years
  • Then Production came up the last years where monitoring and predictive assistance are in the way of entering the industry
  • But where is the Laboratory? The nucleus of chemistry?

Entering the last mile

This is where Clever!Lab enters the game. Since thousand Years of laboratory design and processes up to now almost nothing has changed. Even documentation and EHS were added up on top of all the different tasks a worker has to do.

Cleverlab is the digital twin of the laboratory. With context intelligence, reasoning and a new publishing paradigma it changes the way of work in a laboratory. With speech recognition, visual understanding and workflow analysis we create “skills for the environment”. The laboratory now can act. The laboratory now can communicate and it can observe and help the worker.

With Clever!Lab we enter the last mile that has escaped from control and process management … up to now.


Your Benefits

Get in touch

   Dr. Bernd Künnen
  Teamleiter Cognitive/AI
   +49 89 32468-2225
   [email protected]

Enhance Productivity

Eliminating double tasks and combine processes will result in cost savings. As Clever!Lab skills remove task switches and boring documentation steps the worker feels more fluid in the daily work. Also calling for assistance or asking a colleague will be much smarter with the collaboration features of Clever!Lab. Because Clever!Lab is context aware you do not have to type all information over and over again into different systems. Clever!Lab remembers what you have done lately and bring the current activity into the right relation to the data.

Reduce Human Error

Typing with keyboard or reading handwritten results in a much higher error than speaking values into the system. Even more better is just give the command: “read directly from the laboratory device”. Fast, easy, efficient.

Improve Safety

Being for many years in the job is always a cost of becoming lazy. Your Clever!Lab remind you not to forget the safety rules. Clever!Lab actively remind you to wear your glasses as the system can see whether you have them on. Later versions will recognize if you are drinking or eating. Even autorisation levels down to single machines and specific areas of the laboratory can be a skill of Clever!Lab.

Measure the Unknown

We have seen this so many times: the same recipe, the same lab but two workers get different results. It is obvious that the current methods for measure the working steps are not fine enough. Here Clever!Lab helps you to get more detailed data in what the workers are doing. We even have the possibility to record not only objective data but also subjective findings.

Augmented Training

Yes, also with the best SOP you can forget how to handle special functions on a HPLC. Here you can ask Clever!Lab to help you. It looks up the manual and tells you what to do. Clever!Lab has conversations. Also the training module offers the possibility to help less skilled workers in doing more skilled business – and so save costs or actually let do your business in foreign countries with less standards.

Data Privacy

Data privacy and code-of-conduct policies are very important to us. It is our mission to get aligned with your working council and local trade union federation to remove data privacy concerns.

Refocus on Science and Innovation

With Clever!Lab you can focus on science and innovation thanks to its Artificial Intelligence based Skills created with

  • Speech Recognition
  • Visual Understanding
  • Big Data Recording
  • Workflow Analysis and Prediction
  • Subjective Findings

Artificial Intelligence for your laboratory

One of the most efficient communication is the human language. without touching any devices or Keyboards humans can transfer information. Use this seamless integration of the worker into the laboratory environment!

What device is in which position? Where is the person in the room? What is the movements the person is doing? All this can be analysed by a visual understanding. Cameras in the Laboratory record and analyse the scenery. Maybe there is sunlight on the table and you wonder why you sometimes get different results?

*) Of course we are aware of the sensitivity of this type of data. With our partner we help you to agree with the workers union and manage the transition process for adopting this new technology for the new generation.

Not only positive findings are worth to be recorded. All findings even the false one are worth to be recorded! With the results in a Big Data lake we are able analyse all data and your data scientist will find patterns even years later. Also when currently you might label your data not to be useful. But that may change! Now also your dark data is not lost!

With Clever!Lab we introduce a new type of data: cognitive data. “What happened in the laboratory” will be a part of audits for your customers and suppliers. it will be a part of quality analyses in the future as long – as the laboratory is not fully automated.

Manual tasks are movements. And movements are part of processes. It is obvious that the analyses of these steps bring optimisation results. Even just knowing the current situation bring you a step forward in a scientific view.

Scientists have invented so many types of sensors and actors but still the subjective opinion off the worker is a underestimated asset. As Clever!Lab makes it easy to record speech into text these findings can be entered very easy and may later be a substantially source of further analyses.

Prototype Video

The Video below from our early prototype (Fall 2017) gives you an idea how your laboratory workers can interact with Clever!Lab as your laboratory of the future:

How to Start

Implementation of Clever!Lab has different phases. The main difference is whether you create a new laboratory which is much more easy for to build in or you have already assets that has to be combined with Clever!Lab. Despite of the entry point in the first step we analyse the main skills that has the highest ROI to implement. The 40 most used skills cover 80% of the daily work in the laboratory. As every laboratory is different Clever!Lab is delivered with a basic stock of skills which cover the most used processes. Additionally together with you we implement a set of specific skills on top.