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  • Siemens and Microsoft drive industrial productivity with generative artificial intelligence

    With the new Teamcenter app for Microsoft Teams, anticipated later in 2023, the companies are enabling design engineers, frontline workers and teams across business functions to close feedback loops faster and solve challenges together. For example, service engineers or production operatives can use mobile devices to document and report product design or quality concerns using natural speech. Through Azure OpenAI Service, the app can parse that informal speech data, automatically creating a summarized report and routing it within Teamcenter to the appropriate design, engineering or manufacturing expert. To foster inclusion, workers can record their observations in their preferred languages which is then translated into the official company language with Microsoft Azure AI.

  • How Generative AI is Transforming Work.

    Generative AI is rapidly changing the landscape of white-collar work. This technology creates opportunities for professionals to focus on higher-value tasks and drive innovation by automating tasks, streamlining processes, and providing valuable insights. Although job displacement is a valid concern, embracing the potential of generative AI and preparing for the future of work can help professionals stay ahead in a rapidly changing world.

  • Siemens partners with NTT Communications and NTT DATA to decarbonize industry

    Siemens has announced a partnership with NTT Communications and NTT Data to develop and implement a decarbonization roadmap aimed at helping companies in the manufacturing, automotive, and telecommunications sectors to reduce their carbon emissions. The initiative will focus on promoting the use of renewable energy, optimizing energy usage through data analysis, and developing sustainable business models. The partnership is part of Siemens’ broader commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030 and to enable its customers to do the same. Through this partnership, Siemens aims to support its customers in transitioning to a more sustainable and low-carbon future while reducing costs and improving efficiency.

  • The market potential of the Industrial Metaverse is estimated to reach around $100 billion in 2030

    This document provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of the industrial sector. It highlights the importance of using technology to drive growth and innovation. I highly recommend reading it to learn more about this exciting concept!

  • Daimler Truck collaborates with Siemens to build an integrated digital engineering platform.

    Truck and is graphic Twin

    Siemens has announced its partnership with Daimler Truck AG to develop an end-to-end digital engineering solution. The partnership aims to optimize the entire development process for Daimler’s commercial vehicles, from concept to production. The solution will be based on Siemens’ Teamcenter portfolio, a comprehensive PLM (product lifecycle management) software, and will enable Daimler to increase efficiency, reduce costs and accelerate time-to-market for its trucks. The project is part of Daimler Truck AG’s Xcelerator portfolio, a range of initiatives aimed at driving innovation and digitalization in the commercial vehicle industry.

  • Tilda Swinton’s Inspiring Message on Collective Comfort: The Power of Empathy, Compassion, and Art to Build a More Connected World

    Tilda Swinton speaking at South By Southwest (SXSW) festival event in Austin,

    Tilda Swinton’s appearance at SXSW 2023 was a powerful reminder of the importance of collective comfort in our lives. In her talk, she stressed the need for empathy and compassion in our interactions with others, and emphasized the power of art to bring people together and foster a sense of community. According to Swinton, collective comfort is particularly relevant in today’s world, where we are often disconnected and facing a range of social, political, and environmental challenges. By prioritizing empathy, compassion, and the power of art, we can create a more connected and caring society where everyone can thrive.

  • Driving Digital Transformation: Europe’s Digital Decade Plan for a Stronger and More Resilient Digital Economy

    The Digital Decade policy programme sets out digital ambitions for the next decade in the form of clear, concrete targets. The main goals can be summarised in 4 points: a digitally skilled population and highly skilled digital professionals; secure and sustainable digital infrastructures; digital transformation of businesses; digitalisation of public services.

    The European Commission has unveiled its ambitious plan for a Digital Decade, outlining its vision for a stronger and more resilient digital economy in Europe over the next ten years. The Digital Decade is designed to drive digital transformation and foster innovation across Europe, creating new opportunities for businesses and individuals alike.

  • ChatGPT is confronting, but humans have always adapted to new technology – ask the Mesopotamians, who invented writing

    Mesopotamian scribe versus a Robot

    Adapting to technological advances is a defining part of 21st-century life. But it’s not unique to us: it’s been part of the human story since our earliest written records – even featuring in the plotlines of ancient myths and legends.

  • ChatGPT: our study shows AI can produce academic papers good enough for journals – just as some ban it

    Woman lecturing a class of students

    ChatGPT is a tool. In our study, we showed that, with some care, it can be used to generate an acceptable finance research study. Even without care, it generates plausible work.

  • When critical thinking isn’t enough: to beat information overload, we need to learn ‘critical ignoring’

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    Navigating it successfully requires new competencies that should be taught in school. Without the competence to choose what to ignore and where to invest one’s limited attention, we allow others to seize control of our eyes and minds. Appreciation for the importance of critically ignoring is not new but has become even more crucial in the digital world.