Indian software major Tech Mahindra officially announced that they will be setting up a joint Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in Shanghai in collaboration with global management consulting firm Gao Feng. Gao Feng Advisory Company is a renowned global strategy and management consulting firm with its strong roots in China.
The motive of this overseas expansion for both the companies are to work in the areas of futuristic digital technologies. The two companies joined hands to develop solutions for manufacturing industry while reducing the maintenance cost. Tech Mahindra and Gao Feng will jointly work for accelerating the manufacturing of automation by combining Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies.
The joint laboratory will work and research on AI chatbot Services, smart process automation, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), image recognition and processing, Machine Learning (ML) and Predictive Analytics. For the development of AI chatbot for customer applications, the laboratory will borrow the RPA (Robotic Process Automation), IoT frameworks and ecosystem of Tech Mahindra.
Karthikeyan Natarajan, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Integrated Engineering Solutions, Tech Mahindra, was quoted, “China has become breeding ground for the adoption of new technologies and innovation. We are operating our engineering services business for more than 15 years in China with over 500 engagements and feel that we can provide solutions to the complex problems of our customers. Our AI Lab in Shanghai will enable customers to reduce their product development cost through Agile/Devops process methodologies and AI-based testing and automation frameworks. ”
The partnership with Tech Mahindra and setting up of AI lab allows Gao Feng to offer our clients a broad set of capabilities beyond those typically found among strategy consultancies, leveraging deep expertise in the area of Artificial intelligence, IoT and Predictive Analytics. – Dr. Edward Tse, Founder and CEO, Gao Feng
Tech Mahindra is a $4.5 billion company which is helping over 864 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. It is a small part of the $19 billion Mahindra Group that has more than 200,000 employees working under them in over 100 countries.