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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Create a More Circular Economy with Johanna Reimers

Johanna Reimers, CEO of Refind Technologies, reflects on the role of technology in creating a more circular economy. In this episode, you’ll hear how Refind Technologies is using machine learning and AI to help companies undertake repair, remanufacturing and recycling. And, don’t miss the fascinating reason why Refind Technologies also knows a lot about fish as well as batteries! For more information and show notes visit http://gettinginthelooppodcast.com .

Johanna Reimers is CEO of Refind Technologies since 2015, which she co-founded in 2014. She has an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology and worked as an IT consultant and project manager for about ten years prior to working in the recycling business with Optisort, a former version of Refind, in 2013.

2:30 Introduction to Refind Technologies
4:00 How to teach a machine to sort batteries
7:30 Why Refind Technologies knows a lot about fish in addition to batteries
14:30 Enabling circular repair and remanufacturing with automation technology
18:00 How Refind Technologies introduced the world’s first reverse vending machine for batteries
25:30 Challenges and opportunities for circular technology
33:15 The future of AI and mission recognition for circular economy

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