Extending Human + Machine Collaboration

Eight New Fusion Skills for an AI Workplace

Imagine you’re a maintenance worker in a power plant, and you were just notified of unexpected wear and tear inside a turbine. If the notification system is run by GE’s Predix software, which employs the digital-twin concept, you might even hear the alert spoken aloud as a computerized voice: “Operator, a change in my mission is causing damage to my turbine rotor.”

You then ask for details, and the computer rattles off statistics that describe the way the turbine has been running over the past six months. The system also tells you that the damage has increased by four times, and if it continues, the rotor will lose 69 percent of its useful life. If you’re wearing ...

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