ABB collaborates with Microsoft to integrate Azure OpenAI with analytics platform

ABB collaborates with Microsoft to integrate Azure OpenAI with analytics platform

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Generative AI will provide insights, generate code and improve asset lifespan by estimated 20 per cent

Amber Hickman |

Manufacturing solutions provider ABB is collaborating with Microsoft to introduce the Azure OpenAI Service into its ABB Ability Genix Industrial Analytics and artificial intelligence suite.

The integration of generative AI, including Chat GPT-4, on the Genix platform will allow customers to gain better insights into data and generate code, text and images through the Genix Copilot.

This will help users including industry executives, functional specialists and shop floor engineers gain real-time insights, improve decision-making, increase productivity with the potential to extend asset lifespan by 20 per cent and minimise unplanned downtime by up to 60 per cent.

“We believe organisations that will be best positioned for long-term success are those that modernise and scale their data platforms,” said Ralph Haupter, president of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Microsoft. “Applying advanced digital capabilities such as Azure OpenAI Service will strengthen ABB’s Genix to effectively manage the contextualised data while also helping drive the digital transformation critical for growth and lasting change.”

The Genix Copilot User Interface

The Genix Copilot user interface


Users will also have access to advanced sustainability monitoring with insights into greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage.

“This is an important step in ABB and Microsoft’s strategic partnership which will accelerate the digital transformation of the industrial sector,” said Rajesh Ramachandran, global chief digital officer at ABB Process Automation. “We believe Genix Copilot will help industrial customers achieve their combined objectives of sustainability, operational excellence and enhanced asset performance.”

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