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Yet Another Month of Cloud Burst; Top Five Google Cloud Collaborations this Month


With the shift to the cloud, the Google Cloud platform is growing in popularity among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs). Adopting it makes a lot of sense because it simplifies processes and enhances their security at affordable costs. As far as we know, it offers its users dependable and enormously scalable Google cloud computing services. Particularly in the field of web and mobile app development, where small and large businesses may now access Google technology, Google Cloud has had a significant impact. App developers now have easier access to resources.

SAP & Google Cloud Strengthen Partnership
With the introduction of a comprehensive open data offering intended to streamline data landscapes and unlock the power of corporate data, SAP and Google Cloud announced a significant expansion of their relationship. With the help of the SAP Datasphere solution and Google's data cloud, the offering enables customers to build an end-to-end data cloud that integrates data from across the enterprise landscape, allowing businesses to view their entire data estate in real-time and get the most out of their Google Cloud and SAP software investments.

The development of AI and digital transformation depends heavily on data. Before they begin to see a return on their data investments, organizations invest a sizable amount of resources in creating intricate data connections, unique analytics engines, and generative AI and natural language processing (NLP) models. Particularly significant data coming from SAP systems can contain vital details about omnichannel retail, human resources records, financial projections, supply networks, and other topics. Regardless of where it came from, the SAP Data sphere connects this vital information with data from all over the business landscape. Organizations may significantly accelerate their digital transformation with a fully-defined data foundation that maintains the full business context by being able to mix SAP software data and non-SAP data from nearly any other data source with ease on Google Cloud.

Character.AI All in for the Next Generation of Conversational AI
Character.AI Partners Google Cloud, which is a full stack conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform that gives users access to their own deeply personalized superintelligence. Google Cloud has been chosen as the platform's preferred cloud infrastructure for the development and training of sophisticated AI models with better accuracy and advanced reasoning.

Large language models (LLMs), a subfield of generative AI that has made significant strides recently have emerged as the fundamental model that outperforms traditional algorithms in the majority of natural language and text production tasks. In order to serve the demands of its constantly expanding community of creators, Character.AI uses Google Cloud's generative AI and LLM infrastructure. Character.AI will improve the customer experience by igniting imagination, discovery, and comprehension by fusing its own AI capabilities with those of Google Cloud.

As part of the collaboration, Character.AI will train and infer LLMs more quickly and effectively using Tensor Processor Units (TPUs) from Google Cloud. With more than 100 petaflops of performance available in a single pod, Google Cloud TPUs are designed specifically to speed up AI training and inference while also accelerating the applications that require the most computes. Character.AI can benefit from the same dependable, secure, and highly scalable infrastructure that underpins Google Search, YouTube, and other Google services by utilizing Google Cloud TPUs. Character.AI will also use Google Cloud's brand-new A3 virtual machines, which are powered by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. This combination lets clients handle any AI job quickly and adaptably, and it gives them a choice between TPUs and GPUs to suit their needs.

Google Cloud Joins Hand with UKG
The widely used UKG human capital management (HCM) suites will now include Google Cloud's generative AI (GenAI) capabilities thanks to expanded cooperation between Google Cloud and UKG, a major provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people. GenAI will be used by UKG to produce more potent business insights that transform decision-making and assist managers in more skillfully leading teams.

I’m extremely excited by the recent breakthroughs in generative AI that can help us move toward transforming our clients’ businesses while accelerating their productivity and thereby driving significant impact

UKG is now a pioneering partner developing unified search AI and conversational AI applications leveraging Vertex AI's large language models (LLMs) and enterprise-grade GenAI from Google Cloud. With the help of Google Cloud's LLMs, UKG AI models, and Great Place To Work® exclusive data, the company will be able to improve the conversational nature of its HCM solutions, add more pertinent business insights to employee requests, and give people managers a better understanding of how business decisions can affect employee engagement.

Wendy's Taps Google Cloud to Revolutionize the Drive-Thru Experience
In order to test Wendy's FreshAI, a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) solution that will revolutionize the quick service restaurant sector, Wendy's and Google Cloud signed a partnership. With the use of Google Cloud's generative AI and large language models (LLMs) technology, the experience of purchasing food through a drive-through window at Wendy's might be transformed.

Due to the complexity of the menu options, special requests, and ambient noise, offering a flawless ordering experience utilizing AI automation can be challenging when 75 to 80 percent of Wendy's customers choose the drive-thru as their preferred ordering channel. For instance, the fact that Wendy's customers can completely customize their meals and that food is made when they place their orders presents billions of possible order combinations, which opens the door to misunderstandings or wrong orders. The drive-thru experience that customers, staff, and franchisees have come to expect from Wendy's may now be improved with the use of Google Cloud's generative AI capabilities.

Cognizant & Google Cloud Expand Alliance
A leading provider of enterprise cloud computing, Google Cloud, and a leading provider of professional services, Cognizant, expands partnerships to hasten the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) by organizations all over the world.

Ravi Kumar, CEO of Cognizant, says, “I’m extremely excited by the recent breakthroughs in generative AI that can help us move toward transforming our clients’ businesses while accelerating their productivity and thereby driving significant impact. By expanding our long-standing alliance with Google Cloud to leverage our existing technology capabilities, upskill our talent, and deliver advanced technologies to our clients, Cognizant will play a critical role in supporting the global shift to responsible AI use.”

Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud, says, “Generative AI has the potential to create significant business value by streamlining how we work, creating new consumer experiences, helping people better utilize data, and much more. Our partnership with Cognizant will accelerate enterprises’ application of generative AI with more highly skilled AI experts, new solutions focused on creating business value, and deep experience applying Google Cloud technologies to industries like financial services, healthcare and life sciences, and retail.”

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