Siemens, the global automation company has formed a partnership with the leader in analytics SAS for an artificial project that will develop new analytics for Cloud and edge computing and integrating SAS’ open source streaming analytics through Siemens’ MindSphere IoT (Internet of Things) platform. Ahead of this integration, Siemens says that healthcare and other organizations can take advantage of the two companies’ predictive analytics via the open and cloud-based MindSphere technology, enabling them to speed innovative deployments of machine learning and AI in their Internet of Things environments. The partners said they expect the new tools to be available later this year.
In the meantime, Siemens Healthineers, a Siemens subsidiary, and Intel are working on an Artificial Intelligence-based cardiac MRI segmentation and analysis model, According to the officials, it could assist in providing a real-time cardiovascular diagnosis via Intel’s Xeon scalable processors for AI inference. Moreover, the companies noted that Healthineers, which already makes wide use of Intel CPUs, is using the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit to optimize, quantify and execute the model. So far, it’s demonstrated a 5X speed-up with almost no degradation in accuracy. This could save big time for cardiologists, eliminating the need to manually segment different parts of the heart in their imaging. AI-powered segmentation that occurs as soon as the image slices are created by the scanner, allows low latency for AI inference and high throughput speed, safely increasing the number of patients who can be seen by specialists each day.
In a statement, Siemens MindSphere General Manager Stephen Bashada stated on the collaboration with SAS that the combination of Siemens’ industrial domain knowledge with SAS’ analytics knowledge is a powerful step forward for IoT. In the same context, Head of technology at SAS, Peter Pugh-Jones said that Siemens provides a platform for IoT to realize its full potential through AI. This partnership can accelerate adoption of the transformative value of IoT for our customers, Peter added.