Earlier this year, I covered Siemens and Microsoft – two megacompanies making massive cross-industry waves – and their collaboration on generative AI that helps businesses become more effective through AI-enhanced product lifecycle management (PLM). At that time, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG said, “Powerful, advanced AI is emerging as one of the most important technologies for digital transformation.”
That statement still rings true, and it’s an appropriate segue into the latest developments from these companies.
Today is a somewhat snowy Halloween for many of us, and it also marks another big announcement between Siemens and Microsoft: The two are deepening their already fruitful partnership by bringing more benefits of generative AI (GenAI) to industries around the world.
This is happening through two main plans of action. The first introduces Siemens Industrial Copilot, a jointly developed AI-powered assistant designed for improving human-machine collaboration in manufacturing. (i.e. in line with my previous coverage on Industrial IoT News.) The second involves the official launch of the integration between Siemens Teamcenter software for PLM and Microsoft Teams, which we knew was coming during Q3 or Q4 of this year. (And here we are.) This robust integration, according to Microsoft, “will further pave the way to enabling the industrial metaverse while simplifying virtual collaboration of design engineers, frontline workers, and other teams across business functions.”
This certainly looks and sounds like the Siemens-Microsoft follow-up we were looking for. You’ll find more details below:
“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.”
Siemens has stated it will share more details regarding Siemens Industrial Copilot in November. Overall, as the next generation of AI expands, these solutions are set to empower experts with new GenAI-powered resources that make a real difference for entire sectors.
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