Now AI can be instantly sorted for govs and biz
Etisalat Group (e&)* has launched an instant artificial intelligence (AI) service for anybody in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Morocco, provided they can afford the fees, reports Trade Arabia. The Enterprise AI as a Service (AlaaS) offering is being run by one of e&’s divisions, e& Enterprise and its targets will be corporate customs and government departments. Now the telco can run AI for governments and private enterprises in order to find use cases and business value without spending a fortune learning AI.
The service will be run for three years under contract by US artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist DataRobot which builds, trains and runs Ai and machine learning at a fraction of the cost of doing it in house and on a large scale. “Our common goal is to unlock the full potential of their data,” said DataRobot CEO Dan Wright.
As a convincer DataRobot is building an AI Center of Excellence (AI CoE), a centralised experts group, to reassure customers that e& enterprise has the capacity to oversee projects from start to finish and make sure best practises are followed.
The new service model gives the telco a quick win through ‘faster time to value’ as it runs AI applications for industry verticals. Customers can outsource their AI projects to e& enterprise at a time when skills are in short supply and there is an immediate need for its use, whereas DataRobot has been doing this for years and can execute quickly.
The business division of e& is on for more tech partnerships like this that can add value to both private enterprise and the government as they learn to be more data-driven and create technology-enabled efficiencies said Salvador Anglada, the CEO of e& enterprise.
“We can run advanced AI for them at a fraction of the cost of building and maintaining their own system. Our partnership with DataRobot will influence and accelerate regional markets for AI adoption,” said Anglada, “Our managed services will unlock tremendous value for all industry sectors.”
* Etisalat Group changed its brand identity to e& on 23 February 2022, making it difficult to punctuate. The e& enterprise focuses on cybersecurity, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), AI and ‘mega projects’. Meanwhile e& capital allows the Group to focus its efforts on driving new mergers and acquisitions.