All-Party Parliamentary Group witnesses AI in action

London, 4 March 2019 – Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI) were at Atos UK and Ireland headquarters today to witness first-hand how AI technology is helping deliver solutions for some of society’s key challenges.

The five parliamentarians, including APPG AI co-chairs Stephen Metcalfe MP and Lord Clement-Jones, heard from Atos experts and were given a tour of state-of-the-art facilities including the AI Lab, London – the first of three Labs in Europe and North America dedicated to delivering easy-access for organisations to drive enterprise transformation and opportunity through AI technology. Case studies shared included how AI is helping to predict hospital patient discharge times and supporting a police force by predicting crime hotspots.

Stephen Metcalfe MP and APPG on AI co-chair said: “Seeing real-world examples of how AI can deliver real change is greatly encouraging, particularly given our ambition to see the UK’s global competitiveness as a leader in developing AI technologies and capitalising on their benefits. We champion the deployment of AI across government and industry to release the full economic potential of the UK and welcome the role of companies like Atos who are applying AI solutions to help make this a reality.”

Kulveer Ranger, Senior Vice President Strategy and Communications, Atos UK&I, said: “We recognise the importance of sharing the potential and current application of AI technology, and to demonstrate how we are working in partnership with other organisations who will design and deliver future AI driven services.

AI is fast becoming a critical enabler in providing innovative services and products across the public and private sectors, and we were delighted to share specific current examples with members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI.”

AI is at the centre of the UK’s digital tech sector and offers the UK economy an opportunity worth 10 per cent of GDP by 20301. The Atos Digital Vision for AI opinion paper explores how enterprises are using AI and what’s ahead for organisations and society.

1Artificial Intelligence Sector Deal, UK Government, April 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tech-sector-backs-british-ai-industry-with-multi-million-pound-investment–2

About Atos        

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. In the UK & Ireland around 10,000 employees deliver business technology solutions for some of the country’s largest public and private sector organisations. With its cutting-edge technologies and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

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