Microsoft and Cognizant collaborate to increase the use of GenAI in enterprise

On Monday, Cognizant and Microsoft announced a broader alliance aimed at enabling millions of users to access the tech giants’ Copilots and generative AI (GenAI) to revolutionize enterprise business operations, improve employee experiences, and spur cross-industry innovation.

In order to increase productivity, optimize workflows, and improve customer experiences, Cognizant bought 25,000 Microsoft 365 Copilot seats for its employees, in addition to 500 seats for sales and 500 seats for services.

“Generative AI can be a game-changer for virtually every business in every industry, opening up new possibilities for innovation, efficiency and growth,” Ravi Kumar S., CEO, Cognizant, said in a statement.

“That’s why we are investing $1 billion in GenAI over the next three years and leading the development of new research to explore its potential for our clients, their employees and end customers,” he added.

Furthermore, Cognizant announced that it will endeavor to roll out Microsoft 365 Copilot to a million users throughout its global clientele of 2,000 and in 11 different industries.

“We will help drive AI adoption and innovation for millions of users across its network by combining Cognizant’s industry expertise with Microsoft’s Copilot capabilities, including Copilot for Microsoft 365 and GitHub Copilot,” stated Judson Althoff, executive VP and chief commercial officer at Microsoft.

The company claims that this collaboration could greatly speed up AI innovation and adoption in India.

According to the company, AI is predicted to increase India’s GDP by $450 billion to $500 billion by 2025, or 10% of the country’s $5 trillion GDP target.

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