Sept. 15, 2022 — As a part of a multi-million pound partnership, BT and Atos at this time launch Digital Imaginative and prescient — a brand new pc imaginative and prescient resolution that may assist revolutionize industries, together with manufacturing and logistics amongst others.
Laptop imaginative and prescient is a subject of synthetic intelligence (AI) that permits computer systems and techniques to interpret data from digital pictures, movies and different visible feeds (together with reside video streams from a set digicam or a transferring drone) and take automated actions or make suggestions based mostly on the knowledge.
Digital Imaginative and prescient will mix BT’s main digital connectivity with Atos’s Laptop Imaginative and prescient Platform, a scalable end-to-end resolution, offering pre-trained & customizable AI fashions developed by greater than 300 pc imaginative and prescient consultants in labs world wide.
AI video and picture evaluation is used industry-wide in functions akin to transport security and site visitors monitoring, high quality management in manufacturing, and site monitoring. The joint BT-Atos resolution will enhance safety and monitoring for patrons by enabling efficient, real-time use of video and picture information.
Digital Imaginative and prescient will use BT’s 5G/FTTx multi-access connectivity and edge computing. This ensures enterprise clients obtain a scalable, ready-to-deploy service with round the clock help and experience.
The partnership comes after BT lately introduced it was investing virtually £100 million over the subsequent three years in its ‘Division X’ unit to speed up the event of buyer options which combine rising applied sciences like 5G, IoT, Edge Compute, Cloud and AI.
“This partnership with Atos offers us entry to the Laptop Imaginative and prescient marketplace for the primary time, offering us the chance to play a good greater function within the digital transformation of companies world wide,” commented Marc Overton, Managing Director for Division X, a part of BT’s Enterprise unit. “Working collectively, we now have been capable of mix our skillsets to create an revolutionary platform that gives a number of potential use circumstances for amenities akin to good ports and transport hubs, to retail and gas forecourts, to producers. Using leading edge applied sciences akin to 5G, AI and edge computing, this new platform is linked to our vast partnership with Atos and we see large potential for development on this area over the subsequent few years.”
Overton continued: “Not solely will companies be capable of higher leverage their video stream information, enhance their operational effectivity and improve their monitoring, however they will even be capable of mitigate danger, enhance income by way of information monetization, unlock new functions and open new channels to market.”
Jean-Claude Geha, International Head of Telecom, Media & Expertise at Atos commented: “As our shoppers are going by way of their digital transformation, they want the best and greatest digital providers to speed up the subsequent step of their journey. As a worldwide chief in digital transformation, Atos performs a vital function in co-developing revolutionary use circumstances with CSP (Communications Providers Supplier) for real-time companies, because of its in depth information of Edge and AI applied sciences and its deep experience in system integration. We’re excited to work, as soon as once more, with BT to unlock new capabilities for the Enterprise market the place BT is looking for to supply a lot wanted Vertical Digital use circumstances to extend effectivity, increase productiveness, and to enhance enterprise alternatives and buyer expertise.”
BT and Atos have a long-standing relationship with a serious outsourcing settlement signed in 2013 and prolonged in March 2022 till 2026. BT gives Atos with community and communication providers to attach its personal operations in addition to community infrastructure and repair to help its clients. Earlier this yr, the businesses expanded their relationship to co-develop options with a concentrate on sustainability that may mix BT’s capabilities in safe connectivity and infrastructure, together with personal 5G and edge computing, with Atos’ digital experience in sectors akin to manufacturing.
Atos is a worldwide chief in digital transformation with 112,000 workers and annual income of c. € 11 billion. European primary in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group gives tailor-made end-to-end options for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization providers and merchandise, Atos is dedicated to a safe and decarbonized digital for its shoppers. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included within the CAC 40 ESG and Subsequent 20 indexes.