Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Siemens and Amazon Web Services partner to democratize generative AI technology

January 25, 2024
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Siemens and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are partnering to make it easier for businesses of all sizes and industries to build and scale generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Siemens is integrating Amazon Bedrock – a service that offers a choice of high-performing foundation models from leading AI companies via a single API, along with security, privacy and responsible AI capabilities – with Mendix, a low-code platform that is part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio. Siemens notes in a press statement that domain experts in fields such as manufacturing and engineering, as well as logistics, insurance or banking will be able to create new and upgrade existing applications with advanced generative AI technology.

“By integrating Amazon Bedrock into our low-code platform, we are democratizing generative AI technology and empowering everyone to create the applications customers need to become more competitive, resilient, and sustainable,” said Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens. “Making smarter applications without programming expertise accelerates innovation and helps companies to tackle skilled labour shortages.”

According to Siemens, the combination will enable customers to select the generative AI model that best suits their specific use case and quickly and securely incorporate that model into their applications. This will reportedly make their development simpler, faster, and more efficient. Previously, when developers wanted to integrate generative AI models, they had to obtain access credentials and write specialized function code. With the new Mendix-Amazon Bedrock integration, this can now be done with a few clicks. Teams can create smart, industry-hardened applications without dedicated programming knowledge and users can interact with information easily via a graphical interface and the simplicity of a drag and drop commands, notes Siemens.

“Together, AWS and Siemens are empowering companies worldwide to create new capabilities, solutions, and value with generative AI,” said Adam Selipsky, AWS CEO. “This partnership builds on our 10-year relationship with Siemens, giving customers across all industries the flexible, customizable, secure environment they need to take advantage of new opportunities with generative AI.”

The collaboration expands on the long-established partnership between AWS and Siemens to help streamline the use of IT and cloud technology so it can be easily integrated in applications and machine workflows, making it seamless to engage with.

Siemens adds that Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that offers access to a choice of large language models and other foundation models from AI21 Labs, Amazon, Anthropic, Cohere, Meta, and Stability AI, along with a broad set of capabilities that customers need to build generative AI applications—simplifying development while supporting privacy and security. Users can also apply Guardrails to filter undesired content, adhere to responsible AI policies, or finetune their models using Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock to give contextual information from private data sources and more relevant, accurate, and customized responses.


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