Cognitive Digital Twins: Digital Twins That Learn By Themselves, Foresee the Future, and Act Accordingly
In my role at Microsoft, I represent the company on several standards organizations and consortia, including the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC). Microsoft was one of the founders of the DTC two years ago with the intent to reduce confusion in the marketplace about the definition of digital twins, to accelerate the market, and address interoperability needs. The resulting ecosystem is capturing best practices, defining case studies, and driving the innovation of digital twin technology....
The digital twin concept encompasses use cases for both product lifecycle management (PLM) and for real-time streaming analytics in live systems. The latter is becoming ever more important as our society increasingly relies on a fast-growing population of IoT devices. With billions of smart devices constantly generating data, the task of tracking their telemetry and extracting real-time intelligence has become extremely challenging. Applying the digital twin concept to real-time analytics for IoT promises to address this challenge by revealing real-time insights, enabling immediate responses to emerging issues, and maximizing overall situational awareness...