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Futurice and Peltarion partner up to empower clients with operational AI

• 09.07.19 •

Claes Kaarni • VP, Data and AI

AI leader Peltarion enlists innovation expert Futurice to drive affordable, real-world AI applications across all industries.

Peltarion helps customers create real-world AI applications at scale and at speed. It dramatically cuts the cost and complexity associated with technologies like deep learning by reducing the need for specialist skills and infrastructure through its cloud-based Operational AI Platform.

“At present, organizations are just scratching the surface of what AI can do,” comments Luka Crnkovic-Friis, CEO and co-founder of Peltarion. “Peltarion and Futurice are aligned in their vision that technology is a powerful tool for change and will work together to make AI widely available for all.”

Futurice’s focus on innovation includes digital product design and build, and encouraging its customers to embrace emerging technologies, agile software development and lean organizational change.

“AI is not only a powerful tool for change, but also for creating value. To reap the benefits, companies need to both play to their strengths and learn a bunch of new tricks,” says Vice President Claes Kaarni from Futurice. “It's important to keep in mind that user-centricity still carries the day. Fundamentally, we are out to demystify AI and machine learning, and Peltarion is a great partner for it.”

With a shared presence in the UK and the Nordics, Futurice’s partnership with Peltarion is based on deep technological understanding, engineering talent and a complementary client base that’s focused on innovation. As a consulting partner, Futurice will work closely with Peltarion to make deep learning more accessible for a wide range of companies and organizations.

“Deep learning is the future and has the potential to transform all types of organizations, industries and use cases. Together, we want to unleash the potential of AI, which goes well beyond chatbots – it’s a game-changer across many markets,” says Crnkovic-Friis.

Real-world industry applications include diagnostics and treatment in healthcare, image classification in retail and eCommerce, process automation and predictive maintenance in manufacturing, forecast modelling in weather predictions, demand forecasting in logistics and supply chain, personalisation in music and media ‘you might like this’ suggestions, self-driving cars and forecasting in finance.

With industries investing aggressively in projects that utilise AI software capabilities, IDC forecasts that worldwide spending on AI systems will reach $35.8 billion in 2019, an increase of 44 percent over the amount spent in 2018.

About Futurice Futurice is a fast-growing international company that designs and creates innovative digital services for companies across a wide variety of industries ranging from energy and construction to media and automotive. In 2017 the company’s turnover was €50m, up 32% year over year. Since 2000, Futurice has helped clients to develop their own business practices and culture to help them become future capable. Find out more at https://www.futurice.com/

About Peltarion Peltarion provides a collaborative, graphical cloud platform for developing, managing and deploying deep learning systems at scale. Founded in 2004, over 300 companies and organizations have used Peltarion’s AI technology including NASA, Tesla, iZettle, General Electric, Dell, BMW, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, and the Universities of Harvard, MIT and Oxford. Our mission is to make AI technology usable and affordable for all. Find out more at www.peltarion.com

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