September 15, 2016

Big Data in Bavaria’s Future Technologies

In July 2016, the vbw Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy organized a special conference in Munich to launch its new report on the opportunities and challenges for Big Data in Bavaria.

The potential of Big Data in Bavaria’s future technologies was illustrated in 21 so-called “FutureCubes” displayed around the event center.

In this article, we want to introduce three big data solutions which were showcased at the conference of the Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy. They show in an exemplary way how Big Data applications can transform established industries and maximize value for companies of all sizes.

Big Data for the industrial Internet of Things – Siemens MindSphere

With MindSphere, Siemens AG has developed a cloud-based platform for the industrial Internet of Things. The platform interlinks physical products and production facilities with digital data, reducing the consumption of energy and resources as well as increasing flexibility.

In addition, MindSphere creates an environment for the development of new applications, data-driven services and business models.

More information in the following video (in German)

Big Data for work and life sciences – Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

The interaction of a CO2 molecule with a calcium oxide surface was modeled with a visual analytics procedure. Such processes are often visualized with films or, on large computer systems, in real time. However, such vizualisation methods offer only limited interaction. By enabling interaction with the help of a virtual reality system, the approach of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre allows the user to enter and freely explore the data set.

For more information see the following video (in German)

Big Data for planning and modeling – TerraLoupe GmbH

TerraLoupe uses artificial intelligence to analyze airborne images of large areas. The application of deep-learning processes allows for the automatic recognition of even small objects, such as roof windows or street signs. By geo-referencing identified objects, the technology creates a platform for digitizing the outside world. The technology can be used, for example, for high-precision street maps which are required for assisted driving systems and autonomous driving.

More information in the following video (in German)

An overview of all the Big Data applications presented by the Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy can be found here (in German).