Whether it’s for autonomous optimization of gas turbines, improved monitoring of smart grids or predictive maintenance of industrial facilities, artificial intelligence harbors great potential for Siemens — and we are consistently making use of it. We are the leaders when it comes to the industrial application of artificial intelligence and we can offer new services that enable our customers to boost their productivity and efficiency.
Artificial intelligence is one of the leading technology topics at our company. We have been conducting in-depth research in this area for more than 30 years. Neural networks were already being installed in steel mills back in the 1990s. Today, the company has about 200 experts working on data analytics and neural networks. The current focus is on areas such as reinforcement learning and deep learning. But what does that mean? A neural network has connections between its nodes akin to the links between the neurons in the brains of living organisms. These links enable the network to learn how to interpret data and make decisions. Our deep learning techniques use thousands of simulated neurons and millions of connections between them.