NEEDHAM, Mass.—The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), dedicated to accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is leading the vision for industrial artificial intelligence (AI) with new bodies of work and will be sharing insights at IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC), scheduled for October 16-18 in Barcelona, Spain.

Building on the successful Industrial IoT Analytics Framework Technical Report (IIAF), which offered industrial analytics guidance in evolving fields such as big data, AI, and machine learning, IIC is expanding its program of work to focus on AI in industrial IoT applications. The Industrial Analytics Task Group has been expanded and renamed to Industrial AI Task Group.

“No single technology has the potential to change how we do business, in virtually every sector of the economy, more than artificial intelligence,” said Wael William Diab, Industrial Artificial Intelligence Task Group Chair, secretary of the IIC Steering Committee, IOTSWC 2018 AI forum chair, and senior director for Huawei. “To achieve transformative business outcomes, IT and OT stakeholders will have to work closely together on the integration of AI into industrial applications.”

The Industrial AI Task Group hosted a workshop at the IIC quarterly meeting in Helsinki in May to promote IIC’s vision of AI. In a panel session moderated by Diab, four IIC experts talked about the importance of AI in industrial applications. More than 100 IIC members attended the panel session.

“AI is still in its infancy, but with great potential in industrial applications,” said Shi-Wan Lin, one of the panelists and chair of the IIC Technology Working Group, as well as CEO and co-founder of Thingswise. “There’s still lots of work to be done, but applying AI in the vast amount of industrial data will enable IIoT systems to create higher value in the years to come.”

The Industrial Internet Consortium ( is a membership program seeking to transform business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things.  (IIoT). It is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG).

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