According to the International Society of Automation, $647 billion is lost globally each year due to downtime from machine failure. Organizations across manufacturing, aerospace, energy, and other industrial sectors are overhauling maintenance processes to minimize costs and improve efficiency. With artificial intelligence and machine learning, organizations can apply predictive maintenance to their operation, processing huge amounts of sensor data to detect equipment failure before it happens. Compared to routine-based or time-based preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance gets ahead of the problem and can save a business from costly downtime.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify anomalies and failures in time-series data, estimate the remaining useful life of the corresponding parts, and map anomalies to failure conditions. You’ll learn how to prepare time-series data for AI model training, develop an XGBoost ensemble tree model, build a deep learning model using a long short-term memory (LSTM) network, and create an autoencoder that detects anomalies for predictive maintenance. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to use AI to estimate the condition of equipment and predict when maintenance should be performed.


Learning Objectives

By participating in this workshop, you’ll:
  • Use AI-based predictive maintenance to prevent failures and unplanned downtimes
  • Identify key challenges around detecting anomalies that can lead to costly breakdowns
  • Use time-series data to predict outcomes with XGBoost-based machine learning classification models
  • Use an LSTM-based model to predict equipment failure
  • Use anomaly detection with time-series autoencoders to predict failures when limited failure-example data is available

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Workshop Outline

(15 mins)
  • Meet the instructor.
  • Create an account at
Training XGBoost Models with RAPIDS for Time Series
(120 mins)
Learn how to predict part failures using XGBoost classification on GPUs with cuDF:
  • Prepare real data for efficient GPU ingestion with RAPIDS cuDF.
  • Train a classification model using GPU-accelerated XGBoost and CPU-only XGBoost.
  • Compare and discuss performance and accuracy results for XGBoost using CPUs, GPUs, and GPUs with cuDF.
Break (60 min)
Training LSTM Models Using Keras and TensorFlow for Time Series
(120 mins)
Learn how to predict part failures using a deep learning LSTM model with time-series data:
  • Prepare sequenced data for time-series model training.
  • Build and train a deep learning model with LSTM layers using Keras.
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the model.
Break (15 mins)
Training Autoencoders for Anomaly Detection
(120 mins)
Learn how to predict part failures using anomaly detection with autoencoders:
  • Build and train an LSTM autoencoder.
  • Develop and train a 1D convolutional autoencoder.
  • Experiment with hyperparameters and compare the results of the models.
Assessment and Q&A (15 mins)

Workshop Details

Duration: 8 hours

Price: Contact us for pricing.


  • Experience with Python
  • Basic understanding of data processing and deep learning

Suggested materials to satisfy prerequisites: Python Tutorial, Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision

Technologies: Python, TensorFlow, Keras, XGBoost, NVIDIA RAPIDS, cuDF, LSTM, autoencoders

Certificate: Upon successful completion of the assessment, participants will receive an NVIDIA DLI certificate to recognize their subject matter competency and support professional career growth.

Hardware Requirements: Desktop or laptop computer capable of running the latest version of Chrome or Firefox. Each participant will be provided with dedicated access to a fully configured, GPU-accelerated server in the cloud.

Language: English

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