SAP digital assistant, BI system for B2B and AI regulation

SAP digital assistant, BI system for B2B and AI regulation

The last spring month inspired technology vendors to share their latest updates on innovative features in their platforms. Let’s see how SAP, IBM, Tableau, SAS enhanced the functionality of their products to make analytics more efficient and more precise.

To start with, SAP and IBM announced that IBM Watson platform is to be embedded into SAP solutions to provide new AI-driven insights and automation to help accelerate innovation and create more positive and effective user experiences across the SAP application portfolio. SAP will use IBM Watson capabilities to power its digital assistant in SAP Start, a unified entry point for cloud solutions from SAP.

ThoughtSpot is expanding to match human behavior in terms of how people do analysis. That is why ThoughtSpot has launched ThoughtSpot Monitor for Mobile, a new mobile application that works with the ThoughtSpot analytics application to deliver key performance indicators and other metrics to users. The vendor also unveiled a major update to its flagship ThoughtSpot Analytics system with connections to additional data sources and new ways to interact with and share data. Additionally, its new AI-based search tool, ThoughtSpot Sage, is now in the private preview stage.

Tableau has held its annual conference, assuring the public that its customer base has grown massively. When Salesforce bought Tableau three years ago, the vendor had 86,000 clients. That number had increased 126,000 now. Tableau launched Tableau GPT and Tableau Pulse, a new user interface. As GPT Tableau uses in fact Salesforce’s Einstein GPT and GPT-3.5 language models, to deliver a Q&A style experience for users.

SAS has also provided major insights to Viya, the company’s consolidated AI and analytics platform. SAS Viya compiles the company’s experience and innovation into a single, modern, cloud-native platform, which in turn enables organizations to turn conceptual models into working solutions.

18 countries have unveiled the first international agreement on how to protect artificial intelligence from irresponsible players. It aims to develop AI solutions that are "inherently safe".

On November 30, the professional IT community GlobalCIO hosted a large-scaled international conference "Global CIO Insights: Digital Transformation with AI". During the event, leading experts shared their practical experience in launching projects utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and highlighted approaches that helped elevate their companies to new heights.

Voting for projects participating in the "Project of the Year" contest is open. The voting began on December 1st and will continue until January 15th inclusive. The winners will be announced on February 7th, 2024.

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