Alteia, a spin-off company from drone manufacturer Delair, has entered into a worldwide alliance with GE Digital to develop and market AI solutions for Power and Utilities as part of the GE Digital analytics software portfolio.
Microsoft and Alteia join forces to offer a better-together solution: optimizing Alteia’s capabilities and performance on the Microsoft cloud infrastructure and bringing visual intelligence to the Azure marketplace.
Toulouse, 13 October 2020 – Alteia, the leader in Visual Intelligence for Enterprise, lands two major partnerships with GE Digital and Microsoft. The Alteia platform combines the best of computer vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. It provides developers, data scientists, and business analysts one common and secure database for all of their visual data, enabling them to collaborate and rapidly develop, deploy and improve over time AI based applications. These alliances will allow customers to streamline the adoption of AI designed to address issues like inventory, energy management, predictive maintenance and equipment reliability.
Alteia enables GE Digital to introduce a Visual Intelligence Platform for utilities
With the combined expertise of GE Digital and Alteia’s platform, this alliance is designed to help fast-track the delivery of enterprise-scale industry and domain-specific AI applications, shorten the time to value and accelerate the scaling of mission-critical solutions.
Predictive analytics and Network Digital Twins are changing the way digital utilities make business decisions as the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are recognized across the industry,” said Sean Moser, Senior Vice President of Product Management for GE Digital’s Grid Software business. “Management of vegetation in transmission and distribution corridors is key to providing a reliable supply of electricity to ensure public and worker safety. Our Visual Intelligence solution will provide data-driven insights to reduce operational costs of survey data management, increase reliability and safety, and reduce liability risk.”
“The future of operation and maintenance on industrial sites is based on visual data,” said Michael de Lagarde, CEO of Alteia. “Alteia is thrilled to be the provider of the technology stack on top of which GE Digital can build, deploy and market its own offer of AI applications for enterprise. It is the alliance of a technology specialist and a vertical leader that will produce the most relevant AI tool-suite on the market.”
Alteia and Microsoft enter a strategic partnership to support Alteia's capabilities and go to market
With this partnership, Alteia can leverage Microsoft Azure as an infrastructure layer and tap into the power of its elastic computing capabilities. The companies will conduct co- marketing and co-selling strategies that rapidly scale distribution globally, as well as intensive training for dedicated teams to speed customers’ time to value. Close collaboration between Microsoft and Alteia will help enable customers to more rapidly develop and deploy AI-based applications for transformative use cases, such as AI- based predictive maintenance, productivity management, and precision agriculture.
“Through this partnership, Microsoft and Alteia will help our customers accelerate their digital transformation and find new ways to drive innovation with AI thanks to the Alteia platform based on Microsoft Azure,” said Agnès Van de Walle, Director OCP, Microsoft France. “Alteia, with its recognized expertise in imagery analysis and visual intelligence, is a strategic partner for Microsoft, and together we will help customers across a number of industries address their maintenance, productivity and management issues.
Alteia is an AI-driven platform, offering a comprehensive suite of tools to enable digital transformation in enterprise asset management. The company has over a decade of experience in capturing and analyzing imagery, resulting in a Visual Intelligence offer that combines the best of computer vision and AI technologies. The platform ingests and structures massive varieties of data from the field into a single source of truth, and builds predictive models of industrial infrastructure. It facilitates the optimization of the entire operations lifecycle, mitigates risks, and delivers critical assessments in real time. For more information, visit www.alteia.com