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Unlocking True Potential of Generative AI and Industrial Data

By August 11, 2023No Comments

The new solution provides easy access to complex industrial data and integrates generative AI into every aspect of the product experience


Cognite has introduced Cognite AI, a generative AI accelerator for industrial data and value realization. The new solution integrates generative AI capabilities into the company’s core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®.

With a focus on energy, manufacturing, and power and renewables, Cognite AI offers a comprehensive suite of industrial-specific features and is open to collaboration with partners to develop customized industrial solutions. By leveraging Cognite Data Fusion® with Cognite AI, organizations can optimize their operations by accelerating cloud adoption and significantly enhancing the efficiency of industrial workflows.

In industrial organizations, a thorough understanding of domain-specific context is required before generative AI can be applied to critical decision-making processes within low-risk tolerance domains, such as production, maintenance, and reliability. Cognite AI addresses this challenge by providing easy access to complex industrial data and integrating generative AI into every aspect of the product experience. This inclusive approach empowers stakeholders in both IT and operations to generate valuable insights by harnessing the potential of diverse data sources.

“Industrial data is a critical part of making informed decisions on business operations, yet complex and labor intensive to reconcile into actionable insights,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Microsoft. “Cognite AI addresses this need by building upon the power of the Microsoft Cloud and its AI capabilities to deliver rich, contextualized data and generative AI analytics services to help energy, manufacturing, and power and renewables customers accelerate efficiency and value realization of their industrial workflows.”

Cognite Data Fusion® offers a range of features that promote cross-domain collaboration and drive operational excellence. These capabilities include:

Cognite AI: An innovative architecture that seamlessly combines generative AI, such as GPT 3.5/4 and PaLM, with Cognite’s Data Modeling and Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) capabilities. The solution empowers generic-purpose LLMs to retrieve data from customers’ private sources and generate purposeful, accurate, and sophisticated outputs based on their private industrial data, within the customers’ secure and protected SaaS tenant. It enables business end-users to create low-code applications using natural language.

Industrial DataOps: A comprehensive AI-enhanced data onboarding solution that covers all OT, IT, engineering, and robotics data sources. It ensures lineage, quality assurance, and governance, forming the essential foundation for scaling asset-to-asset and site-to-site operations within hours and weeks rather than months.

Data Modeling: Built-in AI contextualization that automates data relationship mapping, creating a dynamic industrial knowledge graph. This graph lays the groundwork for real-time digital twins that continually enrich themselves with live data and event streams. Field worker notes and observations are captured within the context and can be instantly shared.

Industrial Canvas: A collaborative workspace that consolidates all OT, IT, engineering, and robotics data, including time series, events, P&IDs, documents, work orders, asset hierarchies, images, simulations, 3D models, and more. This unified platform incorporates native AI Copilot functionality to answer operational questions, develop no-code applications, and analyze complex scenarios up to 90% faster than before.

APM Intelligence App Suite: This suite includes three ready-to-use applications that facilitate digital-first age business workflows in reliability, operations, and maintenance. It accelerates the value realization of existing APM investments without the need for complex and costly rearchitecting or change management programs.

According to the company, by leveraging Cognite AI and its suite of features, industrial organizations can unlock the true potential of generative AI and industrial data, driving efficiency, sustainability, and value realization across their operations.

“Cognite AI accelerates the application of modern software technology in industrial digitalization. It informs the industrial user, empowers the industrial operator and enables industrial facilities to be efficient and sustainable,” said Girish Rishi, Cognite CEO. “With Cognite AI, we have developed an innovative architecture that eliminates hallucinations, mitigates data leakage, and enables trust and access control. This is how we make AI work for industry.”


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