You may be wondering where this centre is specifically located...

You may be wondering where this centre is specifically located…

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will set up an artificial intelligence (AI) “Centre of Excellence” (CoE) with Intel as they join the horde hoping to prosper in this highly competitive market.

The new AI CoE will be equipped with the usual technologies and experts to assist “Intel Nervana AI Academy” members – including developers, data scientists, students, professors and start-ups – in developing AI solutions.

In addition, the CoE will work with academic communities to develop new algorithms for AI, support research projects and improve teaching content delivered in the classroom.

If you’re wondering where this CoE is specifically located, it will have a “physical and online presence” across the Americas, Asia Pacific, China and Europe. There are no more details on that yet.

V Rajanna, VP and global head, technology business unit, TCS, says: “Harnessing the power of AI as part of a digital transformation strategy will be key in creating the intelligent enterprise of tomorrow.”

TCS also trots out the usual stuff about “harnessing” machine data from internet of things (IoT) devices in addition to traditional data sources, and that “this has laid the foundation for big data platforms”.

Intel’s previous involvement in AI is well known and well documented.

A few recent examples include unveiling a self-learning “neuromorphic” AI chip; and a humble-brag about its $1 billion investment in the AI sector.