Friday 06 July 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Atos goes deep into AI

UKHotViewsPremium a subscription for individualsLogoAt its Technology Days event in Paris this week, Atos placed artificial intelligence at the centre of its digital transformation agenda. Announcing the launch of the Codex AI software suite, Chairman and CEO Thierry Breton presented an organisation now as equally committed to the development and marketing of core technologies as it is to the provision of the IT services which will embrace them.

The new tool set, which Atos claims to be the most comprehensive artificial intelligence software suite available on the market, is aimed primarily at helping the data scientist community to accelerate commercial AI adoption. Codex AI comprises four main components; Studio, a UI for cognitive applications development self-service, Forge, an evolving set of ready-made components, blue prints, data sets, algorithms and frameworks, a Deep Learning Engine, and an Orchestrator to enable fast deployment across multiple environments.

While confident about the market potential for AI-centric solutions, Atos is also aware of the nearer term constraints that have so far stifled its widespread implementation (see our UK AI/Machine Learning report for more details on this). The company believes, however, that it is strongly positioned to help lower the current barriers progress.

Several AI based projects were showcased at the event to demonstrate the breadth of potential application for deep learning technologies. These included the recent end-to end IoT services contract award by the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. This will see the Atos Codex Connected Cooler solution rolled-out across the customer’s estate of 1.6 million coolers in 28 countries. The first 300,000 units will be connected by the end of this year. The programme aims to delivery actionable insights into consumer behaviour and retail performance while helping to both improve operational efficiency and increase sales.

Perhaps the most eye-catching presentations, however, related to Atos’ endeavours in High Performance Computing, Enterprise Computing and Edge Computing.

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Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '09:12' - Tagged: AI   supercomputing