Digital transformation facilitator Atos have partnered with Google Cloud to launch an AI lab in London to boost the U.K.’s technology sector. With this lab, both companies seek to bring expertise from the public and private cloud backgrounds in a bid to enable them to collaborate and unlock opportunities for enterprises in the U.K.
According to Atos, enterprises that have taken the cloud leap in the U.K. and many parts of Europe and looking to leverage the power of AI to manage and accelerate workloads as well as to gain business insights.
They say that this lab will help Atos define and design use cases relevant to enterprise needs, such as- using connected sensors to create safer and efficient operations to use data analytics and machine learning algorithms.
By launching this AI lab, Atos believe that they will be able to enrich their data analytics suite Codex Industry Solutions with Google AI and data technologies and provide customers with industry-specific solutions. They also say that the AI lab will also help Atos build an ecosystem of highly-skilled AI workers in London and across Europe.
Speaking about the launch of AI lab, Adrian Gregory, CEO, Atos UK & Ireland, commented:
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, organizations will have access to compelling solutions acting as a springboard to growth in an evolving, digitally focused marketplace.
Atos say that they invited Rt. Hon. Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries to unveil the AI lab in London. Delighted with the launch, she added:
The UK is leading the way when it comes to expertise in Artificial Intelligence, and the new Atos labs 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.
Industry analysts say that this move speaks volumes about the measures taken by major cloud providers to strengthen their AI prowess in the European market. This launch is reminiscent of Alibaba’s expansion in Europe to consolidate their cloud and AI prowess.