Siemens, one of the world’s leading industrial and infrastructure firms, partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) and graphics technology giant NVIDIA last week in a bid to build the industrial Metaverse.
The new partnership aims to boost the deployment of AI-powered digital twins via Siemens’ Xcelerator tool with NVIDIA’s Omniverse 3D design platform, allowing the development of an industrial Metaverse using the former’s “physics-based digital models” and the latter’s real-time AI.
According to the companies, the joint effort would deliver improvements to their production and product lifecycles and would provide firms across the industry with digital twins, real-time data, internet of things (IoT) solutions, and key analytics “at the edge or in the cloud,” among others.
Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive of Siemens AG, said in a statement,
“Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems. Through this partnership, we will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes”
He explained that his firm’s digital twin technologies had helped clients “across all industries” to increase their productivity, adding the partnership would offer a “real-time, immersive metaverse” to connect hardware and software across cloud computing and edge infrastructure with Siemens’ solutions.
Jensen Huang, Chief Executive and Founder of NVIDIA, added the joint venture would allow both enterprises to realise their “common vision” of building the industrial metaverse to drive the global sector’s digital transformation.
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