On Tuesday, Siemens and Microsoft jointly announced a collaborative project utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance productivity and foster collaboration between humans and machines.
The Siemens Industrial Copilot initiative marks a partnership between the two companies, aiming to leverage generative AI specifically within the manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare sectors.
Siemens revealed that German automotive supplier Schaeffler AG is among the companies that have implemented the Siemens Industrial Copilot. The partnership did not disclose any financial details, but it will also benefit Siemens itself.
This project of Siemens and Microsoft will develop AI co-pilots designed to support employees at customer companies in product design, production organization, and maintenance processes.
The AI system evaluates data collected by Siemens, aiding customers in the swift creation, enhancement, and troubleshooting of intricate automation codes, ultimately reducing simulation times within their factories and other facilities.
Schaeffler has integrated generative AI to assist its engineers in programming industrial automation systems, such as robots, and aims to utilize the Siemens Industrial Copilot to minimize production downtimes in its plants.
Siemens emphasized that they have reduced tasks that used to take weeks to complete to just minutes.
Siemens’ Chief Executive, Roland Busch, expressed the potential revolutionary impact of this collaboration, emphasizing its ability to transform the way companies undertake design, development, manufacturing, and operational processes.
By broadening the availability of human-machine collaboration, engineers can accelerate code development, drive innovation, and address labor shortages within the industry.