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ABB and IBM Partner in Industrial Artificial Intelligence Solutions



ABB and IBM have announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB's digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson internet of things (IoT) cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport and infrastructure.

"Customers will benefit from ABB's deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM's expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as different industry verticals," said a company spokesperson. The first two joint industry solutions powered by ABB Ability and Watson will bring real-time cognitive insights to the factory floor and smart grids.

The new suite of breakthrough solutions developed by ABB and IBM will help companies address in a completely new way some of their biggest industrial challenges, such as improving quality control, reducing downtime and increasing speed and yield of industrial processes. These solutions will move beyond current connected systems that simply gather data, to cognitive industrial machines that use data to understand, sense, reason and take actions supporting industrial workers to help eliminate inefficient processes and redundant tasks.

For example, ABB and IBM will leverage Watson's artificial intelligence to help find defects via real-time production images that are captured through an ABB system, and then analyzed using IBM Watson IoT for Manufacturing. Previously, these inspections were done manually, which was often a slow and error-prone process. By bringing Watson's real-time cognitive insights directly to the shop floor in combination with ABB's industrial automation technology, companies will be better equipped to increase the volume flowing through their production lines while improving accuracy and consistency. As parts flow through the manufacturing process, the solution will alert the manufacturer to critical faults - not visible to the human eye - in the quality of assembly. This enables fast intervention from quality control experts. Easier identification of defects impacts all goods on the production line, and helps improve a company's competitiveness while helping avoid costly recalls and reputational damage.

In another example, ABB and IBM will apply Watson's capabilities to predict supply patterns in electricity generation and demand from historical and weather data, to help utilities optimize the operation and maintenance of today's smart grids, which are facing the increased complexity created by the new balance of conventional as well as renewable power sources. Forecasts of temperature, sunshine and wind speed will be used to predict consumption demand, which will help utilities determine optimal load management as well as real-time pricing.

For more information contact:

ABB Inc.

Power Grids Division

North America

901 Main Campus Drive

Raleigh, NC 27606A

919-807-5743

www.abb.com

IBM

www.ibm.com/iot

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