We initiate innovation activities for Responsible Industrial AI solutions at Siemens by offering a scalable innovation platform based on a diverse community of expert enabler, standardized formats for discovery and validation of AI opportunities, and an AI first mindset, and thus leveraging Siemens’ core assets and the strength of the Munich-centered Industrial AI ecosystem.
In light of the rapid advances in Machine Learning and digitalization, countless industrial applications for modern AI systems are revealing themselves today. At the same time, it is increasingly difficult to discern the hype from the trend, the real potential from exaggerated expectations. In order to provide new impulses and proof points to develop, boost and sharpen our AI innovation roadmap, we want to provide an open-minded and entrepreneurial environment driven by interdisciplinary collaboration: the Siemens AI Lab.
The Siemens AI Lab was founded in 2017 in Munich. Meanwhile, Siemens has established further branches in Beijing and the Silicon Valley, and the Labs serve as interface and platform between the central corporate technology function, Siemens business units and customers for the development of new industrial AI solutions in Europe, China and the US. As such, the AI Lab channels AI-related research and development activities within Siemens and provides a first point of contact for the outside world on AI-related topics.
It is a platform to explore and test new emerging use cases of AI across the business and within an industrial context. With an entrepreneurial mindset and a start-up-like fail fast culture, teams develop tangible prototypes for the next game-changer in less than a week. Prototype after prototype. Week after week. At the co-location space in the heart of Munich, cross-functional teams come together to outperform traditional project set-ups in terms of speed, creativity, relevance, and agility. The Lab was co-founded by Dr. Ulli Waltinger and Bernd “Benno” Blumoser, who are the technology and innovation heads of the lab.
You're about to boost your business with AI, but you just don't know yet how to get started? At the Siemens AI Lab we support you to learn more about industrial AI, use cases and opportunities and how they can affect your business. It's your decision - choose between a 1/2 day inspiration or a 1 day engagement workshop and equip your team for a successful future backed with Artificial Intelligence.
Within several input and working sessions you will learn a basic understanding of AI and associated technologies, explore your customer situation and related data as well as how to apply AI in the context of your business. In engagement workshops our experts will also guide you through the process of developing you very own AI use case with effective ideation methods - always considering their expertise and your business focus. In the end of the workshop you are able to pitch your idea and evolve a roadmap for a successful implementation for your use cases, supported by the AI Lab Acceleration program.
You want to get a proof of concept of your use case to decide to pivot or persevere? Test bold ideas in a quick and affordable manner within one week of co-creation. The Siemens AI Lab supports you along the whole process starting with a detailed assessment of your use case and the needed dataset with our industrial AI experts. Following we get ready for the Acceleration Sprint by clarifying details and defining expected results.
After this ½ day of pre-acceleration you are well prepared for the 5 days session at the AI Lab. We get together and accomplish your data and domain expertise with up to 2 industrial experts as well as co-implementing your use case with cutting edge AI technologies. The toolstack we are using is tried and tested everyday and so you benefit from past experience to create future benefit.
That´s it? Certainly not. You will receive the source code and processed data to reproduce PoC results by your own development team. What to prepare? Pre-Acceleration One Pager, your relevant data and your domain experts. What you bring? Up to 5 motivated participants.
As a leading provider of industrial solutions, Siemens AG is researching and developing AI solutions. Our goal is to relieve the workforce, improve efficiency and make a positive impact on society and our environment. Ultimately this will one day change the way we manufacture products, produce and distribute energy and provide healthcare.
With the AI Residency Program, we offer the opportunity to launch the career of the most promising talents in applied Artificial Intelligence research and drive the adoption of AI in the industrial AI research. In this 9-month program participants will challenge fundamental problems of industrial AI and have access to the platform to present their work to business owners from across all areas of Siemens.
Whether it’s hackathons, talks, meetups or long term initiatives: The Siemens AI Lab is the central platform for collaboration and knowledge transfer within a vibrant and growing AI community. Our goal is to expand the Siemens comfort zone in AI technology not only by tangible prototypes, but also with entirely new approaches and collaborations. We want to establish a highly connected ecosystem of students, startups, talents, experts, companies and entrepreneurs to provide a fertile environment for innovators and creators.
The Siemens AI Lab not only is a digital forerunner but also a pioneer on new ways of work. Thus, we organize our team according to approaches of Holacracy, a method of decentralized management, in which authority and decision-making are distributed throughout a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy. Based on several 'Roles' designated to various 'Circles' this approach encourages individual team members to take initiative and gives them a process in which their concerns and ideas can be addressed in an agile, efficient and transparent working environment.