Atos participates in AI4EU project to promote the use of Artificial Intelligence in Europe

Madrid, Spain and Paris, France, 21 July 2020,

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, is taking part in the European project AI4EU for the construction of the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘on-demand’ European platform and ecosystem which will facilitate the collaboration of all EU member states in the creation of resources that promote the development and implementation of AI technology. As part of this project, Atos is leading the pilot focused on AI for agriculture. AI4EU is developed under the umbrella of Horizon2020, the European Commission's research and innovation framework program, and started in January 2019.

Artificial Intelligence has positioned itself in recent years as a disruptive technology offering great benefits to various sectors – but the availability of these resources is key to guarantee European leadership and the creation of opportunities for companies.

In this context, the AI4EU consortium brings together more than 80 companies, SMEs, research centers, and universities, with the common objective of designing a European on-demand platform for AI to share resources, components, experience, data sets, and much more between member states. The project seeks to promote collaboration between different actors in the creation of products and services, or experiment with AI tools for the creation of prototypes and applications.

In addition to the construction of the platform, which will be accessible through any web browser without the need to install any additional software, the AI4EU project is committed to the implementation of eight pilots led by industrial partners to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform, thus enabling real applications, promoting adoption and innovation, solving technical challenges posed by advanced industrial applications, and stimulating a vibrant partnership between research and industry.

Atos Research and Innovation team in Spain actively participates in AI4EU as leader of the pilot focused on the application of Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture with the aim of helping farmers to reduce production costs and obtain the highest possible quality of products.

Through the AI4Agriculture pilot, Atos implements advanced data analysis capabilities from images taken by satellites, drones or mobile apps, for the automatic counting of fruit in a field and the evaluation of the maturity and quality of the harvest in vineyards located in the Ribera del Duero region. These functionalities will allow winegrowers to make decisions, for example, selecting the optimal harvest time, identifying the water stress of the plants or giving data to predict which areas of the vineyards have adequate production to create different types of wines.

Atos’ participation in this project is essential to demonstrate our capabilities in the development of innovative technologies with concrete applications in different sectors. Furthermore, it reflects Atos’ constant commitment to the improvement and availability of technologies that strengthen the European industry.” said Tomas Pariente Lobo, Head of Big Data and Advanced Parallel Computing Unit, R&D Department, Atos.

AI4EU is deploying eight pilots with different application domains focused on the use of AI for education, robotics, industry, health, media, IoT and cybersecurity.

For more information visit https://www.ai4eu.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement 825619.

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