Wipro, Intel to launch AI solutions for energy, utilities & healthcare enterprises

Wipro, Intel to launch AI solutions for energy, utilities & healthcare enterprises
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14 Aug, 2019

Indian IT services provider Wipro has partnered with chip-maker Intel to launch three edge-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for enterprises in the energy, utilities and healthcare segments.

The solutions include pipe sleuth, surface crack detection and medical imaging, according to a joint statement issued today. While pipe sleuth is an automated anomaly detection suite designed to read video scans of pipelines or any other utility infrastructure eliminating the need for manual review, surface crack detection is an AI suite to detect and label cracks in structures like buildings, roads, pavements or bridges.

Medical imaging is a suite designed to identify and label abnormalities in medical X-rays and CT scans, the statement added.

Wipro is leveraging Intel's Xeon processors for boosting its AI solutions, which can be customised for a customer's specific needs and integrated into their systems.

"With lntel Xeon scalable processors and the lntel Distribution of OpenVNO toolkit, Wipro's edge solutions will enable customers to take advantage of reduced power consumption and performance improvement," Julie Ghoi, vice president and general manager of AI products & research marketing, Al Product Group, lntel, said.

Wipro is also a member of the lntel Al builders programme, which is an ecosystem of independent software vendors, system integrators, original equipment manufacturers and enterprise end users. The programme aims to accelerate the adoption of AI across lntel platforms.

The Indian IT services firm has also been focusing on automation solutions. This month, Wipro partnered with German software firm Camunda to offer more efficient workflow automation solutions.

It also signed a deal with airport operations company Aeroports De Montreal to accelerate its business process via its HOLMES AI platform.

In July, the company reported a 12.58% rise in net profit for its first quarter ended June 30, 2019, buoyed by the demand for digital services. Wipro reported a profit of Rs 2,387.4 crore for its first quarter compared to Rs 2,120.6 crore for the corresponding period last year.

The company reported a 5.28% increase in income from operations at Rs 14,716.1 crore for the quarter ended June compared to Rs 13,977.7 crore for the corresponding period last year. Sequentially, though, the company’s revenue dropped by 1.93% from Rs 15,006.3 crore for the quarter ended March this year.

The company said it has been adding new clients globally as it continues to see traction in digital-oriented deals.