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Nokia’s new OT-compliant tools bridge the gap between man and machine

Nokia’s new OT-compliant tools bridge the gap between man and machine

Nokia recently debuted MX Workmate, a suite of OT-compliant tools that aims to simplify the interaction between industrial workers and machines.

MX Workmate uses Generative AI (GenAI) and large language module (LLM) technologies to generate contextual, human-like language content. Nokia says this helps workers understand complex machines and access real-time status information, enabling industries to enhance flexibility, productivity, sustainability and worker safety.

A survey by Korn Ferry predicts a deficit of 85 million skilled tech workers worldwide by 2030, resulting in a potential lost revenue of $8.5 trillion. To address this challenge, the strategic use of AI tools can help alleviate the HR crunch and enhance the capabilities of existing employees. However, existing GenAI LLM solutions do not meet OT requirements.

According to Stephan Litjens, the VP of Enterprise Solutions at Nokia, AI plays a crucial role in transforming industries.

“MX Workmate Generative AI LLM capabilities will change the OT environment, enabling industries to enhance their teams’ skills to improve efficiency, increase productivity and fully integrate IT/OT operations,” adds Litjens. “It is a great opportunity for enterprises eager to advance their digitalization strategy but face challenges due to the gap in workforce expertise.”

Nokia MX Workmate uses GenAI LLM technology to bring AI capabilities to OT environments through the MX Industrial Edge solution. It eliminates AI hallucination, runs parallel LLMs, and provides APIs for seamless application communication. With Nokia Team Comms, workers can easily access real-time contextual information in natural language.

The solution integrates AI auditing capabilities to ensure compliance with OT standards. Real-time insights and automated analytics streamline workflows and prevent costly errors.

According to Reece Hayden, a senior analyst at ABI Research, manufacturers prioritize investing in solutions that can reduce costs and unlock new revenue opportunities. However, the implementation of these solutions on the production floor has been hindered by stringent operational technology (OT) requirements, says Hayden.

“Nokia MX Workmate is the first Gen AI solution designed for production floors that effectively addresses many of these challenges,” states Hayden. “It provides contextually relevant and real-time information exchange between connected workers and complicated OT systems in a secure and reliable way using natural human language.”

Nokia notes that new man-to/from-machine communication with natural language processing enables real-time information for factory workers. It provides insights on production status, volume, quality

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