Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

AVEVA Launches Vision AI Assistant 2021

LONDON, UK, Dec 1, 2021 – AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, launched Vision AI Assistant 2021 – an image classification-based analytics tool. The artificial intelligence (AI) solution, which can be integrated into AVEVA System Platform and Operations Management Interface and AVEVA Insight, enables customers to use video and images from existing general-purpose cameras and convert them into user-friendly information and timely alerts.

Designed for low latency industrial environments, Vision AI Assistant leverages deep learning to train and deploy 24×7 artificial intelligence models to enhance situational awareness to help operators focus on the task at hand without continuously monitoring live camera feeds.

Vision AI Assistant enables organizations to improve operations, quality, and maintenance capabilities across industrial enterprises by using cameras to determine visual anomalies, assess quality, and vigorously monitor production, optimizing efficiencies and improving sustainability in the process. Product applications include:

  • Standard digital cameras can be used with Vision AI Assistant to ensure quality control, such as by analyzing the quality of water treatment fluids, by gauging if a hopper is full or empty, or by identifying defective products on a production line.
  • Vision AI Assistant can also scan thermal or infrared camera feeds so operations teams can uncover visual inconsistencies. For example, by locating compressed air or fluid leaks, it can reduce failure and efficiency loss, and by spotting hot-spots in a data center, it can prevent overheating of critical equipment.
  • The AI solution assists maintenance efforts through continuous monitoring of plants and machinery and diagnosis of equipment issues weeks, or months before failure.

Kenneth Labhart, innovation leader – Global Supply Chain North America, Schneider Electric said: “AVEVA’s Vision AI is monitoring and analyzing the 1.5 km main drive chain for our Lexington, Kentucky, smart factory which manufactures electric breaker panels. If that chain goes down, our entire factory comes to a halt, which typically happens a few times per year. Vision AI has already provided early detection of issues with parts of this chain on two occasions, giving us the ability to take proactive action. By doing this, we avoid revenue-impacting, unplanned downtime. We’re looking forward to expanding our usage of this AI system.”

Jim Chappell, global head of AI and Advanced Analytics at AVEVA said: “This breakthrough technology represents a game changer that transforms factory operations through the power of AI. The Vision AI Assistant enables enhanced process optimization, thereby reducing time, wastage, and costs. Cameras can also be used in areas that are not suitable for humans for security or safety concerns, freeing up workers to focus on high-value tasks instead of continuously monitoring live camera feeds.”

Vision AI Assistant is offered as an exclusive extension for AVEVA System Platform purchases through the AVEVA Flex subscription initiative. The flexible payment and usage program spans any mix of cloud, hybrid, and on-premises solutions across AVEVA’s portfolio – enabling simple license purchasing, usage and management.

About AVEVA

AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability. By connecting the power of information and artificial intelligence with human insight, AVEVA enables teams to use their data to unlock new value. We call this Performance Intelligence. AVEVA’s comprehensive portfolio enables more than 20,000 industrial enterprises to engineer smarter, operate better and drive sustainable efficiency. AVEVA supports customers through a trusted ecosystem that includes 5,500 partners and 5,700 certified developers around the world. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 6,500 employees and 90 offices in over 40 countries.

Learn more at www.aveva.com.

PTC Ships Punditas AI Platform with Creo Parametric 8.0

WAKEFIELD, MA, June 21, 2021 – Punditas LLC, a PTC Partner and a recognized leader in AI, has announced that the latest release of Punditas is available and embedded within PTC Creo 8.0. Punditas AI is the world’s only AI Platform that helps app users and partners accelerate adoption, expansion, and usage of Enterprise Applications such as PTC Creo, ThingWorx, Vuforia, and others.

“We are excited to be partnering with PTC to deliver Punditas AI platform for Creo 8.0. Over 200,00+ PTC Creo users have leveraged Punditas AI within the last 10 months to get real-time guidance within Creo environment. PTC users are finding that a single source of Creo knowledge is just one click away with Punditas. Our AI platform is powered by Punditas Product Genome, which discovers, curates, and delivers Creo knowledge that is personalized for each Creo user based on their personal style and preferences” said Madhavi Ramesh CEO and founder of Punditas.

“Over the past year, we have more than doubled the number of users to over a quarter million active users. Punditas AI platform enables users to discover, share and collaborate on Enterprise Applications knowledge. Since it is highly sought after by our users, we are looking forward to exponential growth in 2021.”

Punditas AI Platform is leveraged by

  1. Application end users (e.g. Creo Users)
    2. Business Admins or App Admins (e.g. Creo Admins)
    3. Partner ecosystem (e.g. PTC and PTC Partner network)

Punditas AI offers real-time guidance for Creo Users

Knowledge about PTC Creo is distributed across 100’s of sources, within customer’s internal repositories (Wikis, SharePoint Servers, File Systems, etc.), external sources (YouTube, PTC e-support portal, Online communities, SlideShare etc.) and within each PTC partner’s website (Partner Training offerings, Products and Services complementary to Creo). The answers required when working with Creo Software is not easily accessible since it is buried in disparate repositories mentioned above.

Punditas AI provides real-time guidance as users work in Creo environment. Contextual information on “how to use” a feature in Creo, and best practices for working with Creo or the available training, services from PTC Partners are presented based on the user’s context and personal preferences. This removes the unproductive guesswork or the endless search for such information. Punditas AI platform unlocks the value of Creo data stored in disparate repositories, and allows Creo Users to design faster, and with greater confidence.

Punditas AI offers Creo Admins with insights to deliver targeted Training & Knowledge

Punditas AI allows Admins to monitor the knowledge needs of Creo users across the organization. Punditas Knowledge Needs module identifies users pain points, and also provides visibility into areas where users need assistance. Punditas Knowledge Paths module helps deliver targeted and contextual product training based on users area of interest, skill level, and their personal style. Customers leveraging Punditas AI are seeing increased user engagement leading to on-time delivery of projects and cost reduction.

Punditas AI enables PTC Partners to showcase their offerings and accelerate sales

Punditas AI platform is integrated within Creo environment. It enables PTC Partners to promote and showcase their products, services, training, webinars and events directly inside the Creo environment. Punditas AI offers deep insights into PTC users behaviors, preferences and the knowledge needed to help partners position their solutions for success.

If you’d like to see a short demo of Punditas AI for Creo, follow this link https://ptccreo.punditas.com

About Punditas

Punditas has been helping companies increase employee productivity through contextual use of AI technologies that enables enterprise users to search, share and collaborate.

For more information, visit the website https://www.punditas.com.

Altair SmartWorks Released for AI, IoT

TROY, MI, June 15, 2021 – Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI) announced the release of Altair SmartWorks, its next-generation, cloud-native platform to empower augmented, data-driven decision making.

Train machine learning models in dev environment and validate in production cluster with ease in Altair SmartWorks

SmartWorks harnesses the full power of AI, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help organizations improve and ensure production quality, develop connected product lines, optimize maintenance schedules, and implement recurring revenue models. It also allows companies to customize marketing analytics, automate financial systems, and more.

“SmartWorks will disrupt the way businesses innovate and make decisions by making it easy to leverage AI and IoT in automation and analytics,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “For organizations strategizing their digital transformation efforts, SmartWorks is a future-proof accelerator and launchpad. It will help companies accelerate, innovate, and deliver.”

Altair SmartWorks allows users to build analytic workflows through visual pipelining and previews at every step, with the transparency on generated code and flexibility to edit or add your own code to through pipelines or notebooks

The code to low-code to no-code environment means everyone can use it. This allows organizations to more effectively collaborate, generate and share data-driven insights, develop AI-augmented analytics, and create scalable, secure IoT/analytics applications faster and with smaller teams.

Create multi-stage data prep pipelines with reproducible workflows in Altair SmartWorks

SmartWorks is built to overcome enterprise-grade challenges. It is inherently cloud-native but can be deployed on premises; enables organizations to govern access to data, analytics, and automation; and is built to be highly scalable and performant from day one, with the best in underlying technology components. SmartWorks provides a collaborative environment and is extensible and future-proof, designed to work with the analytics engines of today and tomorrow. By making analytics, IoT, and AI accessible for every user, SmartWorks accelerates innovation in every department across the enterprise.

SmartWorks gives organizations end-to-end data analytics capabilities by integrating the deep feature set of Altair Monarch and Altair Knowledge Studio with new, cloud-native and targeted capabilities including:

  • Connecting to diverse databases, data sources, spreadsheets, big data, IoT, and more
  • Storing data in performant, specialized databases
  • Exploring data trends and spotting anomalies
  • Transforming data to fit specific applications
  • Training and evaluating AI models
  • Operationalizing machine learning models at scale, from resource constrained (edge) to resource abundant (cloud) environments
  • Developing custom analytics or end-user applications
  • Augmenting processes with automation, in the cloud, or at the edge
  • Controlling end-user access to data

SmartWorks is accessible via Altair Units, Altair’s patented, subscription-based licensing model, which allows organizations to pay only for what their employees need, when they need it. For more information, visit www.altair.com/smartworks.

About Altair

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future.

To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Adapdix Announces EdgeOps DataMesh

PLEASANTON, CA, May 23, 2021 – Adapdix, the industry leader in adaptive enterprise software, announced EdgeOps DataMesh, the first software-only product based upon its Adapdix EdgeOps platform, delivering mass data virtualization, analysis, and AI inference at the edge in milliseconds.

The EdgeOps platform offers a growing suite of software products that begins with DataMesh, enabling enterprises to leverage their data to generate operational performance improvements through intelligent analytics, real-time asset optimization, and adaptive machine control. With semiconductor and precision manufacturers facing increasing pressure due to the global chip shortage, companies are able to use EdgeOps products to optimize their existing machines and processes in order to maximize their yield, throughput, and quality.

As a next-generation AI/ML product with data virtualization and analysis, DataMesh overcomes the typical hurdles of real-time operational data management by stitching together disparate data streams and performing data ingestion, pre-processing, and edge inferencing in milliseconds. DataMesh integrates all critical data streams for real-time analysis, enabling split-second decision-making for critical operations and reduced downtime of high-value assets with market-leading ease and speed of implementation.

EdgeOps DataMesh out-of-the-box AI/ML capabilities include KPI measurement, customizable dashboards, and an API. With a distinct edge-optimized architecture, DataMesh offers unique flexibility and systems integration capabilities that ease implementation and help overcome the typical edge AI challenges of data silos, latency, data security, and ballooning costs of edge-to-cloud data transfer. DataMesh users can quickly and easily feed data into new or existing tools and applications for a variety of use cases, including asset health observability and predictive maintenance.

“While others like to talk about “real-time,” we actually deliver it,” said Adapdix CEO Anthony Hill. “Because our platform operates at the source on the equipment and at ultra-low latency, we can ingest, pre-process, and analyze data integrating advanced AI applications – all in cycle time.

“With the ongoing worldwide chip shortage, semiconductor companies are urgently looking for ways to yield more from their existing resources and Adapdix software helps them achieve exactly that,” said Hill. “Several of our customers are already seeing phenomenal performance increases in equipment uptime and quality improvements—they are blown away that they can get up and running in less than a day and begin to see ROI within weeks.”

“Adapdix provides an innovative platform that allows enterprises to operationalize artificial intelligence across critical infrastructure to unlock new levels of productivity and streamlined processes,” said Andrew Byrnes, director of venture capital at Micron. “As an early investor, Micron is pleased to see the launch of Adapdix EdgeOps, software that is designed to solve real-world enterprise challenges and is helping to make the promise of industry 4.0 a reality.”

The EdgeOps DataMesh release continues the market momentum Adapdix has built following the recently announced funding from WRVI Capital, SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund, Micron Ventures, and X2 Equity; as well as seasoned executives joining the team from Foxconn, Honeywell, Hitachi, and Amazon Web Services.

EdgeOps DataMesh is now available to interested companies in the semiconductor, high-tech, assembly, discrete and precision manufacturing industries.

About Adapdix

Adapdix is pioneering adaptive enterprise software that accelerates the digital transformation journey. With a growing portfolio of Fortune 500 customers, the Adapdix EdgeOps software platform has proven to deliver AI-enabled performance improvements with market-leading speed and value. Founded in 2015, Adapdix is headquartered in California’s Bay Area.

For more information, visit www.adapdix.com.