Industrial AI collaboration

Baker Hughes is collaborating with C3 AI, Accenture, and Microsoft on industrial asset management (IAM) solutions for clients in the energy and industrial sectors. The collaboration will focus on creating and deploying Baker Hughes IAM solutions that use digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the safety, efficiency, and emissions profile of industrial machines, field equipment, and other physical assets. The four companies will collaborate on IAM capabilities that apply to oil and gas, renewable energy, thermal power generation, metals and mining, chemicals, and pulp and paper. They will also explore solutions that help achieve net-zero carbon emissions and decarbonize energy and industrial sectors, including emissions management.

“IAM connects industrial data to domain-specific insights for improved efficiencies and lowered energy use and emissions,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, Baker Hughes chairman and CEO.

Baker Hughes will provide domain-specific digital expertise and technology for industrial customers, including condition-monitoring software for machinery, industrial asset strategy advisors, machine and equipment edge sensor and related controls capabilities, enterprise AI capabilities from the BakerHughesC3.ai alliance for oil and gas and industrial applications, and analytics.

C3 AI will provide an AI application development platform as well as experience developing and deploying applications at scale for a wide range of equipment used across industries. Accenture will help drive product innovation, design, and development and provide strategic support and systems integration at scale. Microsoft will provide secure cloud infrastructure for big data, Microsoft Azure services including AI, Internet of Things (IoT), high performance computing (HPC) as well as work and business applications.

“Enterprise AI software is critical for increasing performance and ROI from industrial assets management solutions,” said C3 AI Chairman and CEO Thomas M. Siebel.