Siemens has launched an investigation after Der Spiegel reported a former programmer from Russian IT company NTC Vulkan - which has reported links to Russian security services - worked for the German engineering and tech company. The German news magazine said the worker was now employed by Siemens in Munich. Der Spiegel reported on Friday that more than 90 former staff of NTC Vulkan worked for a several other European companies.
Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) are all centered around using technology to improve processes and drive efficiency. Robotics can incorporate all four of these technologies. In many cases, companies invest in robotics by collecting and managing data and then applying that data to automate repetitive processes.
Siemens Energy and Italy's FATA have been awarded a contract worth nearly 1 billion euros ($1.08 billion) to supply transmission technology for a 970-kilometre power link connecting Sardinia and Sicily to the Italian mainland, the German company said on Tuesday. The two companies are to supply four converter stations as part of the deal, which "will enable more efficient use of renewable energy, increase stability of the power grids, and enable the close down of coal-fired power plants on the two islands to reduce CO2 emissions", Siemens Energy said.