Siemens, in collaboration with Microsoft, unveiled its latest Siemens Industrial Copilot, a generative AI-powered assistant designed to facilitate human-machine collaboration and boost productivity. The announcement made on October 31 showcased the plan to develop additional AI assistants specifically tailored for professionals in various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and infrastructure.
The primary goal articulated by the companies is to extend the advantages of generative AI across global industries. Siemens and Microsoft intend to introduce Copilots for automotive, consumer packaged goods, and machine building within the manufacturing sector.
Notably, Schaeffler, a German automotive manufacturer, has already adopted the Siemens Industrial Copilot, as confirmed by Microsoft. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, emphasized the potential of the next generation of AI to fuel innovation extensively across the industrial landscape. Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens, echoed this sentiment by highlighting the transformative potential of how companies approach design, development, manufacturing, and operations.
Busch particularly underscored the accessibility of human-machine collaboration, enabling engineers to expedite code development, foster innovation, and address labor shortages effectively.
In a parallel move within the industry, Siemens‘ direct competitor, Bosch, teamed up with the Fetch.ai Foundation to initiate a $100 million grant scheme back in February. This initiative aimed to support projects related to Web3, AI, and the Internet of Things. Bosch also showcased its automotive innovations alongside the European Union and blockchain companies at the IAA Mobility fair in Munich, Germany, in September.
The emergence of high-level AI models since their wider accessibility following OpenAI‘s GPT-4 release in November 2022 has significantly impacted industries worldwide, revolutionizing their approaches and capabilities.
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