Atos joins forces with Google Cloud to accelerate in the AI


PARIS (Reuters) – Atos (PA:ATOS) announced on Tuesday a partnership with Google (NASDAQ:GOOGLE) Cloud, strengthening its positioning in the artificial intelligence (AI) in order to strengthen its offering after its failure to redeem the specialist in digital security Gemalto (AS:GTO).

The software company specifies in a press release that it will open three centers of research and development (R&D) and innovation in Paris, London and Dallas (United States) to support this partnership that will focus on data analysis (data analytics) and learning machines (machine learning).

“With this partnership, Atos becomes the ‘last mile’ of the string of digital information”, argues Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, quoted in the press release.

“Together we will enable companies to adapt quickly and smoothly to the IA by the companies”, he adds.

Google Cloud has meanwhile announced Tuesday an agreement with Total (PA:TOTF) to develop solutions AI applied to the analysis of the data of the subsoil for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons.

“We can become a kind of partnership beacon to which others will be measured”, said Reuters, Paul-Henri Ferrand, head of sales for Google Cloud.

The new partners will thus be able to surf on the demands of the businesses related to the entry into force on 25 may of the general Regulation on data protection (RGPD) in the european Union, he noted.

In the Face of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google has already convinced groups such as Airbus (PA:AIR) or Carrefour (PA:CARR) to choose its solutions.

The obsession of the customers of Atos, in the midst of transformation to a digital one, is to make the most of their data, become central in their activity, while protecting it against risks of cyber, said of his side, Eric Grall, head of global operations at Atos.

“We will build on the technologies of Google Cloud to meet the specific needs of each category of our customers,” he added, citing sectors as varied as insurance and health.

Atos, which publishes its quarterly revenue on Wednesday, before the stock Exchange, had attempted in vain by the end of 2017 to launch an unsolicited offer on the specialist in digital security, Gemalto, has preferred the proposal as friendly to the equipment manufacturer for the aerospace and defense Thales (PA:TCFP).

(Cyril Altmeyer, edited by Matthieu Protard)

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