TOKYO—Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has begun applying a proprietary rubber compound design system that utilizes artificial intelligence for compound generation.
Developed in partnership with Yokohama's information system subsidiary Hamagomu Aicom, the technology uses AI to propose a compound that achieves targeted rubber physical property values, the tire maker said in an Aug. 10 news release.
This will enable the acquisition of new knowledge about compounds that "humans could not have conceived independently," Yokohama said
The technology has been developed as part of Yokohama's HAICoLab concept, which stands for "Humans and AI ColLaborate" for digital innovation.
Up until now, Yokohama used AI to predict compound property values based on compound design parameters input by humans.