Uncovering a hidden opportunity
What really gets us excited though, is the possibility of using simulation and AI together to provide even more value from our services.
For example, what if we could use simulations to train our models (as seen in reinforcement learning)? Or the other way around – can we see our models working in simulated environments before deploying them in the real world?
After giving this some thought, we came up with several possible ways of combining AI and simulation. For now, we’re exploring two of those possibilities with one of our US-based industrial clients:
- Can we speed up the optimisation process by having an AI analyse simulation outcomes and point out possible improvements?
- Can we speed up or extend simulations by replacing time-consuming models with fast AI approximations?