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Simulation and AI/ML riding the digital twin wave

Most organizations across industries have been on overdrive to push digital transformation targeting savings, increasing revenue, or improving quality and reliability. A few common industry challenges such as: • “Help me predict failure of my plant asset. How do we plan scheduled maintenance optimizing operation, logistics and inventory cost? (OPEX)” • “How can we maximize performance/throughput from our assets?” • “How can I send personalize insight and proactive…

The role of digital twins in producing a COVID-19 vaccine

Accelerating drug production  Immunization and vaccines prevent 4-5 million deaths every year according to the WHO. Once a vaccine has been discovered and developed, there is huge pressure on pharmaceutical companies to accelerate its mass production. While this brings significant challenges, more rapid responses are now possible thanks to the power of data and advanced computing to help scientists’ model and simulate the…

Industry 4.0: The future of the industry is today!

We all know that Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, but what are the main technologies that are changing the manufacturing sector

How to achieve Swarm Intelligence

Eric Monchalin Vice-President, Head of Machine Intelligence at Atos and member of the Scientific CommunityPurshottam Purswani Chief Architect, Distinguished Expert and member of the Scientific CommunityDo van Rijn Bid Executive at Atos Posted on: 27 February 2020 In the previous blog article in our series on Swarm Intelligence, we illustrated why it’s high time for organizations to create man-made swarm intelligence based not on what we can extract from nature, but on…

Realizing “Blue Ocean Strategy” through Digital Twin

Sandeep Bhan Digital Twin Program Mgr. / Global B&PS CTO Industry 4.0Murli Mohan Srinivas Digital Twin Lead / Head Industry 4.0 - Germany and member of the Scientific CommunityPosted on: February 10, 2020 The fourth industry revolution (Industry 4.0) is set bring sweeping technological changes in the IT landscape in the manufacturing industry. However, most businesses do not recognize that these changes due to digitization are an effective instrument…

Swarm Intelligence, a driving force in our ultra-connected world

In the previous blog article in our series on Swarm Intelligence, we demonstrated how swarm algorithms can empower you to take the right decisions faster than competition

The Impact of Digital Twins on Infrastructure Maintenance

The future for infrastructure related industries such as engineering, and construction looks bright according to sources such as “Forum of the Future” and “Global Infrastructure Hub”. Although they are mostly referring to the world population growth and the related urbanization as “engines” for investment in new infrastructure, one aspect should not be neglected and that is the ageing infrastructure in the industrialized nations in Europe or Northern America.…

The Importance of Digital Twins for the Future of Infrastructure

The future for infrastructure related industries such as engineering, and construction looks bright. World population is expected to grow to a minimum of 9 bn people by 2030. The volume of global infrastructure is to reach $94 trillion by 2040 meaning that approximately six new Europes will be built until then.  Approximately 70 % of the global population will live in urban areas. This growth…

Life and pensions, the critical challenge

Life and pensions providers now face the challenge of accelerating their response to today’s significant market and technological shifts. We see an exciting future for the supply side of the Life and Pensions industry as ‘Life and Pensions 3.0’. Where 1.0 was focused on lifting and shifting high-volume workloads for immediate cost-benefit without process transformation, 2.0 was about moving to new platforms with only limited transformation. What distinguishes Life and Pensions…

Digital Twins: Anticipating the arrival of performance benefits for utilities

The ‘Digital Twin’ is expected to have a tremendous impact along the entire E&U value chain – improving the performance of the power generation plant, high voltage distribution network, low voltage transportation line, sub-station and more. There’s no limitation. While the term dates back to around 2002, the Digital Twin is still work in progress. That’s because it’s extremely complex, as we shall see. When…

Spatial computing applied to enrich the understanding of autonomous cars

A futuristic holographic experience for consumers and engineers House-hold automotive brand names are that of Lexus, Toyota and BMW. But soon consumers will begin to see different automotive brand names as cars become more digital and autonomous. Since cars are transforming into highly capable computers that rely on software, just as much as they rely on the engine, consumers will begin to see technology companies…

Mobile World Congress 2019

As every year in Barcelona, the last week of February, it took place a new edition of the Mobile World Congress, and this year has been especially full of technological innovations that have been spearheaded by and the Internet of Things (IoT), a section that in addition to mobiles, includes wearables with innovative features in terms of design, materials and features, robots and drones, domestic appliances, and connected cars with autonomy