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SAP Labs India Bullish on Business AI; to double the AI talent base by 2024

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As SAP Labs India marks its 25th Anniversary, the Bengaluru-headquartered R&D hub emerges as a critical location for the German software giant’s AI transformation enabling its half a million customers worldwide with Business AI. As SAP’s largest R&D centre globally, SAP Labs India is set to double its AI talent base by 2024 to infuse its portfolio with AI capabilities that meet the demand of an evolving business landscape.

Sindhu Gangadharan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SAP Labs India and Head of SAP User Enablement, shared her vision, stating, “Generative AI will fundamentally change the way businesses run. In the business world, no one is better positioned than SAP to empower businesses to take advantage of this transformational moment, giving them the solutions to harness AI to improve business outcomes. As one of the largest locations powering the SAP AI unit, SAP Labs India is bullish on Business AI and will double the AI talent base in India by next year.”

“At SAP, we deliver AI that is available from day one, as it is already built into the SAP applications that power the most critical business processes. It works for an entire business because it is developed using extensive industry-specific data and deep process knowledge. Organizations can use it with confidence, as it is created using responsible AI practices. In essence, SAP AI is AI built for business.”

SAP AI is built in the systems that power the customers’ most critical business processes and works alongside their users, discovering exceptional insights and efficiencies, making them more knowledgeable and valuable to their business. SAP AI helps customers achieve measurable business outcomes. It is trained on industry insights, business process expertise, and tailored to our customers’ data – in the applications they rely on daily. From finance and procurement to supply chain and many others, SAP AI is built in to drive connected insights and accelerate meaningful decisions across all business processes.

SAP will continue to innovate and deliver by creating an AI ecosystem for the future, combining SAP and partner innovation, built on the SAP Business Technology Platform. At Sapphire, the company announced a partnership with Microsoft to collaborate on joint generative AI offerings to help customers address the talent gap with new recruitment and development tools. Sapphire Ventures, the technology-focused VC backed by SAP, in July 2023 announced that it will dedicate $1 billion USD to AI-powered enterprise technology start-ups. SAP announced strategic investments in three leading generative AI companies – Aleph Alpha – Anthropic – and Cohere. Later this year, SAP plans to announce new solutions and capabilities across our portfolio which take advantage of the immense possibilities with AI.

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