Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Services collaborates with Microsoft

Mumbai’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to build autonomous solutions with Project Bonsai to help manufacturers transform.

Project Bonsai is a low-code, secure and compliant AI platform which will be used by TCS to accelerate the development of these cutting-edge, autonomous solutions that can sense and respond in real-time, optimizing equipment and processes.

In this way, TCS and Microsoft will be able to help companies modernize their manufacturing, reduce downtime and material wastage, improve quality and throughput and enhance employee safety.

TCS has already developed a warehouse optimization solution using Project Bonsai as part of its “build-with” initiative with Microsoft. On top of this, it is planning to build AI-powered autonomous solutions in manufacturing yield optimization, chemical processing, logistics and supply chain optimization and energy management.

The Indian information technology company will showcase these autonomous solutions at Pace Ports, its global network of co-innovation hubs that bring together startups, technology partners and academia.

Siva Ganesan, global head, Microsoft business unit, TCS said: “TCS’ deep industry knowledge and expertise in autonomous systems, along with our investments in building capabilities and solutions on Microsoft’s Project Bonsai will help clients accelerate their manufacturing technology transformation. Our AI-powered autonomous control solutions will help them better control complex and dynamic industrial processes, reduce the load on human experts and manage multiple, conflicting optimization goals.”

Mark Hammond, VP and GM, autonomous systems, Microsoft, also commented: “AI and autonomous technology are going to reshape how organizations do business and will help solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges, whether it’s optimizing manufacturing or managing energy and climate systems.

“We are delighted to be working with Tata Consultancy Services to help customers in their journey from automation to autonomy. The combination of TCS’ AI and control systems experience with Project Bonsai capabilities will accelerate the creation of autonomous solutions that help customers drive efficiency and business results.”