Democratizing the development of autonomous control systems with AI
Project Bonsai is an autonomous systems platform from Microsoft that provides tools to build an AI agent called ‘brain’ for driving industrial control systems in an optimal manner. With low-code AI capabilities, it enables plant engineers to build and train the brain to leverage their subject matter expertise through machine teaching. A complete toolchain for building, training, and deploying brains, it has three main solution pillars—simulation, machine teaching and deep reinforcement learning.
TCS has partnered with Microsoft on Project Bonsai to provide cutting-edge, AI-powered solutions to build optimized autonomous systems. Through our work on Project Bonsai, TCS aims to bring optimization in the following areas:
- Manufacturing yield optimization: Provide optimal recommendations to operators in areas such as machine calibration, process optimization, and industrial controls with AI-powered solutions.
- Chemical processing: Maximize production and minimize wastage and energy cost through optimized transition between product variants, process control or machine calibration.
- Logistics and supply chain optimization: Minimize disruptions and improve customer experience with resilient and optimized supply chain solutions.
- Energy management: Dynamically manage environmental parameters in a building to optimize energy spent and maximize equipment lifetime.