Bangalore is the home to one of five Dell EMC AI Experience Zones
Dell EMC, in concert with Intel, has opened five ’AI experience zone’ facilities across Asia Pacific and Japan that aim to showcase the business benefits of artificial intelligence technologies.
Dell Technologies, in partnership with Intel, has has opened five ‘AI Experience Zones’ faciities across Asia Pacific. These new Dell EMC zones are in Bangalore, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.
A space dedicated to knowledge sharing, the zones offer visitors an immersive AI experience, serving as a catalyst for AI understanding and adoption amongst organisations in the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region.
According to Dell Technologies’ Digital Transformation Index, AI is amongst the top spending priorities for business leaders in the APJ region.
One in two leaders plans to invest in AI in the next one to three years as part of their digital strategy. However, 95 per cent of companies are still experiencing transformation roadblocks, one of which is lack of in-house skill sets and expertise.
“The timely adoption of AI will create new opportunities that will deliver concrete business advantages across all industries and business functions,” says Chris Kelly, vice president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell EMC, APJ.
“Companies looking to thrive in a data drive era need to understand that investments in AI are no longer optional – they are business critical. Whilst complex in nature, it is imperative that companies quickly start moving from theoretical AI strategies to practical deployments to stay ahead of the curve.”
A recent IDC report shows that worldwide spending on AI systems is forecasted to reach $35.8 billion in 2019, an increase of 44 percent over the amount spent in 2018.
“The APJ region is building intelligent organisations powered by data, with AI technology woven into their digital fabric,” said Andrew Underwood, Chief Technology Officer, High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence, Dell EMC, APJ.
“The Dell EMC AI Experience Zones provide a unique space where customers and our partners can explore, test out, and learn about the different physical and virtual components that make up an AI ecosystem.
“This initiative is the focal point of our commitment to fostering knowledge sharing between CIOs, our ready team of technology experts, and industry partners to accelerate AI adoption and innovation for the region.”
Built within existing Dell EMC Customer Solution Centres, the new Dell EMC AI Experience Zones are open to customers and partners looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of AI technologies and advancements, as well as practical, hands-on AI solutions design and deployment experience.
The AI Experience Zones will showcase how the Dell EMC High-Performance Computing (HPC) and AI ecosystem can be used to address business challenges and opportunities today across a wide range of industries.