IT major Tech Mahindra recently joined hands with H2O.ai, an open source company in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to set up a Center of Excellence to provide AI and Machine Learning solutions to enterprise customers.
The partnership aims to combine H2O.ai’s enterprise-scale automatic machine learning platform, H2O Driverless AI, with Tech Mahindra’s domain expertise across multiple industries and verticals, in order to bring next generationAIand machine learning solutions to enterprise customers around the world.
H2O Driverless AI empowers data scientists or data analysts to work on projects faster and more efficiently by using automation and state-of-the-art computing power. By delivering automatic feature engineering, model validation, model tuning, model selection and deployment, machine learning interpretability, time-series, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and automatic pipeline generation for model scoring, H2O Driverless AI will provide Tech Mahindra customers with a data science platform that addresses the needs of a variety of use cases for every enterprise in every industry.
Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Tech Mahindra, said, “A wide variety of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – enabled applications across Communication & Media, Banking, Healthcare, Life sciences, Retail and Manufacturing will unearth opportunities in the coming times. The need of the hour is to democratize knowledge in AI and make it accessible to everyone.”
Mitra informed that as part of our TechMNxt charter, we at Tech Mahindra, are focused on leveraging next gen technologies to solve real business problems of our customers. Through our partnership with H2O.ai, we aim to empower our customers to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to increase access to AI talent, drive better decision making, and accomplish tasks at a faster pace.”
Through their AQT (Automation, Quality, Time) Platform and Global Competency Centers for driving Automation and AI, Tech Mahinda will enable the adoption of H2O.ai based solutions in various industry segments.
Sri Ambati, CEO and founder at H2O.ai, said, “H2O.ai is democratizing AI making it faster, cheaper and easier for enterprises with our next generation AI platforms. Our partnership with Tech Mahindra and their incredibly visionary leader, CP Gurnani will bring AI to businesses worldwide and help them in the last mile of AI implementation.”
According to Ambati, size and speed are no longer the key metrics for successful data lake implementations. “Good KPIs for AI-first organizations is their ability to experiment faster by automating pipelines, discovering new insights and building AI-first application stores to monetize data with adaptive business processes. H2O is simplifying AI to build trust and our partnership with Tech Mahindra with global centers of excellence will foster a close-knit collaboration with customers and accelerate successful implementations of AI in all verticals,” he added.
Tech Mahindra already has strong existing relationships with H2O.ai’s strategic partners,such as IBM Cognitive Systems, which will allow the two companies to seamlessly work together help customers become AI-first organizations.