Karen Lewis

Digital transformation and the adoption of cognitive manufacturing

Written by Karen Lewis | May 3, 2017 | Asset Management

An emerging group of manufacturers is integrating analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cognitive computing with production to increase flexibility, speed and quality. Adopters of cognitive manufacturing are both moving aggressively to implement new technologies, and importantly, using a strategy to guide their efforts. Many organizations are experiencing a cognitive transformation now. According to ...read more


Adaptive robots with Watson IoT and KUKA

Written by Karen Lewis | May 2, 2017 | Robotics

Improve manufacturing operations and processes with adaptive robotics Intelligent assets and equipment utilize connected sensors, analytics, and cognitive capabilities to sense, communicate and self-diagnose issues in order to optimize performance and reduce unnecessary downtime. Combining and analyzing disparate information from workflows, context, process, and environment, organizations can improve quality and optimize operations. At the Hannover ...read more


Digital Twin with Watson IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | April 27, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Here in the IBM Booth at Hannover Messe, we had a few minutes to speak to Matthias Falk from IBM Watson IoT about Digital Twin. IBM Digital Twin uses Watson IoT to marry the physical and digital worlds by bringing together various ‘digital threads’ and data streams that can be tailored to the needs of ...read more


Cognitive energy with Woodside

Written by Karen Lewis | April 27, 2017 | Events

Woodside, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, is scaling the knowledge of engineers working in control rooms 70 miles offshore. Recognized globally for their success in oil exploration, development, production and supply, this 62-year-old organization has been breaking ground for years, and not just with their drilling rigs. The strategy behind Woodside’s success is in ...read more


How to nurse a sick robot back to health

Written by Karen Lewis and | April 25, 2017 | Robotics

How do you know when a robot is feeling under the weather? You can’t tell when a robot is not well just by looking at it – you need to use data to help understand what’s happening. Today, for example, if I imagine all the robots on the floor at Hannover Messe are on an ...read more


IBM brings cognition to the factory floor

Written by Karen Lewis | April 25, 2017 | Events, Factories, Manufacturing

According to Business Insider Intelligence, the growth of the installed base of manufacturing IoT devices will expand to 923 million in 2020 – that’s 3x growth from 237 million in 2015. When faced with exponential growth and demand, the quality versus quantity conundrum is an unavoidable topic of conversation. Here’s why – manufacturing IoT devices ...read more


ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

Written by Karen Lewis | April 25, 2017 | Events, Manufacturing

Today at Hannover Messe 2017, ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB AbilityTM, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure using artificial intelligence. The new suite of breakthrough solutions aims to help organizations ...read more


Tech Mahindra: Improving shop floor traceability with CATS

Written by Karen Lewis | April 24, 2017 | Asset Management, Events

Hannover Messe is massive! This year, seven international leading trade fairs will happen at the Messe, covering a wide range of themes and exhibits – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology. In Hall 7, Booth C18, we caught up with the Tech Mahindra ...read more


Four high-value use cases for cognitive manufacturing

Written by Karen Lewis | April 20, 2017 | Asset Management, Manufacturing

Using cognitive to activate the next generation of production success Cognitive computing represents an emerging technology that increases productivity, yield and quality while continuously learning, improving employee actions, processes and outcomes. When combined with manufacturing technologies, it results in cognitive manufacturing. It unites millions of data points into a source that discovers patterns and answers ...read more


Hannover Messe 2017: Experience the fourth industrial revolution with IBM 

Written by Karen Lewis | April 19, 2017 | Events

Hannover Messe is the world’s most important industrial show. With billions of sensors in the world connecting equipment to IT systems, and artificial intelligence producing insight about their performance and operating environment, we are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In the years ahead, every aspect of work and life will be transformed by cognitive systems. ...read more


It’s easy to take Watson IoT home

Written by Karen Lewis | March 22, 2017 | Buildings

Are you interacting with your home as a person? By 2022, 500 smart devices will be present in a typical family home. [1] Interacting with a machine can be very human and personal. When you interact with a smart home, you are interacting with something that can detect your moods, is capable of looking out ...read more


Dehyping Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Written by Karen Lewis | March 21, 2017 | Conferences, Robotics

Dr. Sabine Hauert, President and Co-Founder of Robohub.org and Assistant Professor in Robotics at the University of Bristol, provided the InterConnect 2017 audience with an insightful (and interactive) discussion about robotics – highlighting the need for balanced media and communications around robotics and artificial intelligence. As a member of the Royal Society’s Working Group on ...read more