RELEASE: Cognizant and Google Cloud expand their AI alliance to boost productivity in software development

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Cognizant to adopt Gemini for Google Cloud to accelerate the speed of its software developers and enable more than 70,000 associates on the latest Google Cloud AI technologies

TEANECK, N.J. and SUNNYVALE, California, March 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) and Google Cloud today announced the expansion of their collaboration to improve the software delivery lifecycle and accelerate developer productivity .

Cognizant will adopt Gemini for Google Cloud in two ways: first, by training Cognizant associates to use Gemini to assist in software development; and second, Cognizant is integrating Gemini's advanced capabilities within its internal operations and platforms. By using Gemini for Google Cloud, Cognizant developers will be equipped to write, test, and deploy code faster and more efficiently with the help of AI-powered tools, improving the reliability and cost-effectiveness of building and managing applications. of client.

The potential impact of greater productivity on development is underlined by the results of a recent Cognizant and Oxford Economics study, New Work, New World, which revealed that generative AI could inject up to $1 trillion into the US economy. United by 2032. Through collaboration, Cognizant and Google Cloud will use Gemini to deliver a wide range of benefits to enterprise customers across industries, helping them quickly build applications, rigorously test code, and quickly troubleshoot issues to optimize the performance throughout the software delivery life cycle.

"Software development is one of the jobs likely to benefit the most from how generative AI is redefining the anatomy of work," explained Ravi Kumar S, CEO of Cognizant. "Cognizant has committed to investing $1 billion in generative AI over three years because we believe it is a powerful tool to amplify human potential, and our partnership with Google Cloud is critical to this commitment, and to making this a reality." vision".

Over the next 12 months, and in line with the company's Synapse initiative to upskill one million people globally by 2026, Cognizant will invest in training more than 70,000 cross-functional Cognizant associates in Google Cloud AI. Additionally, Cognizant will work to integrate Gemini into its suite of automated platforms and accelerators, starting with the recently announced Cognizant Flowsource™️ developer platform.

"Generative AI has the potential to significantly improve every stage of the software delivery lifecycle, helping developers quickly generate code, troubleshoot problems, and automate processes," said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. "By training and enabling its workforce on Gemini for Google Cloud, Cognizant can accelerate the speed and quality of software development projects for joint clients."

Incorporating generative AI capabilities into Cognizant's own internal operations and platforms will help the consultancy foster deeper insights, optimize processes, and improve user experiences, safely and responsibly. Key expected benefits include:

In line with Cognizant's plans to invest in AI-related competencies, the company will establish a Gemini Studio in each of its cloud AI innovation centers in Bengaluru, London and Plano, Texas, to help enterprise customers to ideate, design and scale AI solutions. Cognizant will also establish Gemini Centers of Excellence within its new dedicated Google Cloud delivery centers in Mexico and Romania, and will continue its expansion in India to accelerate customer success with generative AI solutions.

Google Cloud will support Cognizant in the continued development of AI-based software engineering best practices, and helping the Cognizant Google Cloud AI University launch advanced courses on AI use cases.

Cognizant is a Google Cloud Global Systems Integrator Partner and a featured sponsor of the Google Cloud Next '24 conference. In May 2023, Cognizant announced a major generative AI partnership with Google Cloud. This partnership was further expanded in August 2023 to create large language model solutions for healthcare and bring the potential of generative AI to a range of healthcare business challenges.

About CognizantCognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) designs modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes, and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in a rapidly changing world. Together, we are improving everyday life. See how at or @cognizant.

About Google CloudGoogle Cloud is the new way to access the cloud, providing AI, infrastructure, development, data, security and collaboration tools built for today and the future. Google Cloud offers a powerful, fully integrated and optimized AI stack with its own planet-scale infrastructure, custom chips, generative AI models and development platform, as well as AI-powered applications, to help organizations transform. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted technology partner.

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