SAP and Google Cloud to enhance generative AI-powered solutions

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Earlier today, SAP and Google Cloud announced an expanded partnership to introduce transformative generative AI-powered industry solutions.

Leveraging the SAP Datasphere solution and Google Cloud’s Vertex AI, this partnership aims to usher in a new era of data-driven decision-making across sectors, starting with the automotive industry, and paving the way for enhanced sustainability efforts. 

This dynamic partnership builds upon the deep-rooted alliance between SAP and Google Cloud, designed to accelerate digital transformations and maximize the value extracted from critical business data. By integrating generative AI capabilities into SAP software and Google Cloud’s open data cloud, a wealth of new solutions can be deployed, leading to improved insights, analysis, and decision-making for customers. 

“Google Cloud and SAP will provide joint customers with generative AI capabilities that have a tangible impact on day-to-day work and create real-world value for their businesses” – Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President of Global Partner Ecosystem & Channels (Google Cloud)

The collaboration’s inaugural stride focuses first on the automotive sector. SAP and Google Cloud will roll out innovative solutions that harness Google Cloud’s generative AI models through Vertex AI. This initiative synergizes with Catena-X – SAP’s open data ecosystem tailored for the automotive industry. By securely exchanging data across value chains, companies will be able to optimize operations, enrich customer experiences, and expedite innovation. 

For instance, proactive data sharing can anticipate and mitigate potential vehicle issues, while AI-driven insights into road conditions bolster safety measures. Moreover, this technology enables predictive defect analysis, augmenting overall product quality. 

Integral to this collaboration is the commitment to responsible AI. SAP and Google Cloud prioritize security, privacy, sustainability, compliance, and ethics as they craft generative AI solutions. This ensures that businesses can leverage the power of AI with utmost confidence, knowing that their data and systems are safeguarded. In terms of sustainability, businesses are enabled to craft bespoke sustainability reports, automate alerts throughout the supply chain, and make informed decisions based on in-depth environmental and financial analyses.

“Customers will not only benefit from AI already embedded across our business solutions, but also from a unified, open data foundation and additional AI capabilities from Google Cloud” – Juergen Mueller, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board (SAP SE)

The SAP-Google Cloud partnership introduces a new chapter in the realm of AI-driven industry solutions. Through a convergence of cutting-edge technologies, such as generative AI and open data clouds, businesses are empowered to forge ahead with confidence, transforming operations, and driving sustainable growth.