Siemens and digital analytics specialist SAS are set to launch a partnership that aims to create new AI-powered edge and cloud IoT solutions designed to transform a whole range of activities from product ideation to manufacturing to supply chain management. AI-powered IoT technologies are flexible enough to deploy in diverse environments with the ability to scale up or down as needed.

Siemens issued the following press release in Advanced Manufacturing:

Users will gain access to SAS advanced and predictive analytics in MindSphere, which can accelerate the adoption of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in Internet of Things (IoT) environments.

Increasing productivity and reducing operational risk through powerful predictive and prescriptive maintenance and optimized asset performance management are just some of the ways these new solutions can benefit customers working in a range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, energy and utilities, smart cities, transportation and automotive.

Siemens and SAS will collaborate to engage with new and existing customers and, beginning with streaming analytics, enable near-real-time embedded AI for IoT devices at the edge. The partners expect the solutions to be generally available later this year.

“The combination of Siemens’ deep industrial domain knowledge with SAS’ deep analytics knowledge is a powerful step forward for IoT,” said Stephen Bashada, executive vice president and general manager of Siemens MindSphere.

By intuitively applying AI and operationalizing its potential at scale, the partnership can drive an end-to-end solution framework for customers. Companies currently using both SAS and MindSphere will be able to port and deploy previously developed SAS models natively into MindSphere, while new users will gain access to powerful analytics capabilities.