In a ground-breaking move, the cloud giant Microsoft and the tech giant Siemens have joined hands and introduced an AI assistant, the Siemens Industrial Copilot. The aim behind introducing this innovative solution is to provide industries across various sectors like manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare with an enhanced collaborative platform. The notable automotive supplier Schaeffler AG was quick to embrace the Siemens Industrial Copilot and has become one of its first users.
The partnership between Siemens and Microsoft marks an important milestone for industries looking to adopt AI into their operations. With Siemens Industrial Copilot in the picture, users can expect enhanced productivity at faster speeds. The Siemens Copilot will provide detailed repair instructions to maintenance staff by using natural language capabilities. Also, it will be able to optimize, generate and debug automation codes of high complexity at fast speeds. This project, which initially took 2 weeks to complete, will now significantly reduce turnaround time, providing engineers with quick access to simulation tools.
“With this next generation of AI, we have a unique opportunity to accelerate innovation across the entire industrial sector,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft. “We’re building on our longstanding collaboration with Siemens and bringing together AI advances across the Microsoft Cloud with Siemens’ industrial domain expertise to empower both frontline and knowledge workers with new, AI-powered tools, starting with Siemens Industrial Copilot.”
“Together with Microsoft, our shared vision is to empower customers with the adoption of generative AI,” says Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG. “This has the potential to revolutionize the way companies design, develop, manufacture, and operate. Making human-machine collaboration more widely available allows engineers to accelerate code development, increase innovation and tackle skilled labor shortages.”
Apart from the Siemens Industrial Copilot, Siemens Teamcenter software for product and lifecycle management’s (PLM) integration with Microsoft Team is set to enable and streamline virtual collaborations between engineers from the design team, client facing workers and other departments across the company. This feature will be available in December 2023 and will significantly simplify data accessibility and optimize the manufacturing and design processes.
The collaboration between Siemens and Microsoft promises a future where AI adoption will drive unprecedented productivity and innovation across various industrial sectors. Further insights into the Siemens Industrial Copilot are expected to be unveiled at the SPS expo in Nuremberg, Germany, in November 2023.
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