Atos and Google Cloud launch AI lab in London

Private and public sector organisations, across Europe, will be able to utilise the recently opened AI lab to improve services and products.

In the AI lab – formed as part of a global partnership between Atos and Google Cloud – organisations will be able to use AI technologies to define and design use cases relevant to their needs.

For example, using connected sensors in the supply chain of an energy company to create safer and more efficient operations, or using data analytics and machine learning algorithms to reduce fraud in financial services.

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‘The Atos AI lab in London will bring together expertise in AI alongside private and public sector organisational capabilities to collaborate and unlock cross-enterprise opportunities,’ according to the announcement today.

The Minister, Margot James, said: “The UK is leading the way when it comes to expertise in Artificial Intelligence, and the new Atos lab will help to develop this exciting area of technology further. Through our modern Industrial Strategy and near £1 billion sector deal, we’re putting AI at the forefront of our plans to make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business.”

Adrian Gregory, CEO, Atos UK & Ireland said: “The opening of this first AI Lab marks a new era in enterprise transformation and opportunity. In combining the advanced capabilities of Atos and Google Cloud AI technology, organisations will have access to compelling solutions acting as a springboard to growth in an evolving, digitally focused marketplace.”

The launch of the lab, will also help build an ecosystem of highly-skilled AI workers in London and across Europe. A much needed commodity.

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Paul Emsley-Martin, Head of SI Partnerships at Google Cloud, said: “The new AI labs from Atos will be a valuable resource for European businesses wanting to take advantage of Google Cloud AI capabilities. This is a great next step in our partnership with Atos, and we are delighted to continue working with Atos to bring Google Cloud AI, infrastructure, machine learning and collaboration tools to enterprises worldwide.”

In April of 2018, Atos and Google Cloud formed a global partnership to deliver secure hybrid cloud, machine learning, and collaboration solutions to organisations. Atos named Google Cloud its preferred public cloud provider. The Atos AI lab is opening as a component of this partnership with Google Cloud to address the digital transformation needs of enterprise customers. Additionally, Atos plans to open two additional AI labs located in Paris, France and Dallas, Texas, USA.

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