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BT and Atos form multi-million pound partnership to launch new computer vision solution

Megan Robinson
September 15, 2022

The partnership comes after BT recently announced it was investing almost £100 million over the next three years in its ‘Division X’ unit to accelerate the development of customer solutions 

BT and computers and information technology company Atos have launched Digital Vision, a new computer vision solution to help revoluntionise different industries.

Computer vision is part of artificial intelligence (AI) which enables computers and systems to translate information from visual feeds such as digital images, and take automated actions based on the information.

The solution combines BT’s digital connectivity with Atos’s Computer Vision Platform, a scalable end-to-end solution that provides pre-trained and customisable AI models.

Digital Vision will use BT’s 5G/FTTx multi-access connectivity and edge computing to ensure business customers can access a scalable, ready-to-deploy service with constant support and expertise. 

New visions

BT’s MD for Division X as part of its enterprise unit Marc Overton said: This partnership with Atos gives us access to the Computer Vision market for the first time, providing us the opportunity to play an even bigger role in the digital transformation of businesses around the world. 

“Not only will businesses be able to better leverage their video stream data, improve their operational efficiency and enhance their monitoring, but they will also be able to mitigate risk, increase revenue through data monetisation, unlock new applications and open new channels to market.”

Atos global head of telecom, media and technology Jean-Claude Geha added: “Atos plays an essential role in co-developing innovative use cases with CSP (Communications Services Provider) for real-time businesses, thanks to its extensive knowledge of Edge and AI technologies and its deep expertise in system integration. 

“We are excited to work, once again, with BT to unlock new capabilities for the Enterprise market where BT is seeking to offer much needed Vertical Digital use cases to increase efficiency, boost productivity, and to improve business opportunities and customer experience.”

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