Unisys announces Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence to build advanced data analytics capabilities

Unisys announced this week planned launch of the new Unisys Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (COE), through which users gain free access to online tools to help them develop capabilities in advanced data analytics.

Expected to open online by May, the virtual COE is giving registrants access to free tools, methodologies and best practices in areas of artificial intelligence such as machine learning, cognitive learning, cyber analytics and Internet of Things analytics.

The Unisys Analytics Platform (UAP) is an out-of-the-box service that pairs a cloud platform with custom analytics developed by Unisys data scientists. This approach integrates analytics with unstructured data at a low-cost entry point, so clients pay only for what they actually need, not what they might need.

Users will have access to subject matter experts and machine learning algorithms to help them build predictive models to serve their specific industry needs. For example, banks will be able to use the tools to build models to help predict and prevent credit card fraud, or airlines can build models to analyze passenger flows at airports or improve flight connections.

Users will be able to access chatbots, or automated intelligent assistants, that can carry on conversations to help in problem solving in areas such as help desk and end user support services. The center will provide intelligence tools to predict cybersecurity threats by detecting anomalies in user behavior, monitoring business applications and detecting vulnerabilities using data from the user’s security operations centers and security information and event management tools.

The center will feature location-aware software tools to help users leverage the immense amount of machine data generated by IoT devices. For example, IoT analytics using sensors, beacons and mobile apps can help banks or retail businesses support customer analytics.

“Within just a few years, the overwhelming majority of large and midsize organizations globally will deploy analytics applications or advanced analytics as part of a platform to improve business decision-making,” said Dr. Rod Fontecilla, vice president and global lead for analytics at Unisys. “We want to give users an opportunity to learn about how artificial intelligence can help build those capabilities by giving them access to the unique tools and expertise offered by Unisys to help them remain competitive in the future.”

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