Monday, January, 18, 2021 07:00:06
Bureau Veritas & Microsoft sign global AI-based testing services deal
- The companies would be launching new laboratory testing services based on artificial intelligence.
- The partnership is the outcome of a first collaborative initiative in the field of oil condition monitoring for the commodities business of Bureau Veritas.
Bureau Veritas S. A. (Bureau Veritas), a renowned France-based international inspection, testing & certification agency, has reportedly inked a new global partnership agreement with American technology giant Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) to launch artificial intelligence (AI)-powered laboratory testing services.
Reports cite, by joining forces, Bureau Veritas & Microsoft would be developing ways to use artificial intelligence across its testing activities, while also consolidating their technical approach by establishing a data lab that would bring Bureau Veritas' AI experts together.
According to a press release by Bureau Veritas
, engineers as well as technicians from Bureau Veritas would be using the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform to improve their production capacity & also to deploy novel test processes. Moreover, Microsoft would also be supporting Bureau Veritas in the utilization of these tools and also demonstrate to Bureau’s customers how the progress in AI is being utilized in the laboratory testing.
The Vice-President & Group Chief Digital Officer at Bureau Veritas, Thomas Daubigny stated that digital technology is a significant opportunity for the Bureau’s customers & for the development of the Group’s activities. The latest collaboration with Microsoft further intends to deploy AI in the group’s laboratories in an effort to facilitate testing services that are more efficient to the customers. Daubigny further added that the collaboration would also be optimizing the work conditions for the Group’s laboratory technicians at the same time.
The partnership is the outcome of a first collaborative initiative in the field of oil condition monitoring for the Bureau Veritas’ Commodities business. The group also plans to further extend the use of AI in all of its labs through the partnership.
According to reports, the financial information pertaining to the global partnership agreement has not been unveiled yet.