Microsoft inks Generative AI and Copilot partnership with Cognizant

14 May 2024 2 min. read

Microsoft has inked a global partnership with Cognizant, aimed at making its generative AI solutions available to millions of users worldwide.

As part of the partnership, Cognizant will add Microsoft Copilot – the generative AI tool of Microsoft – to its suite of AI offerings and services. The goal is to together deploy Microsoft Copilot to 1 million users within the client base of Cognizant, which spans multinationals and companies in 80+ countries worldwide.

“Generative AI can be a game-changer for virtually every business in every industry, opening up new possibilities for innovation, efficiency and growth,” said Ravi Kumar S, chief executive officer of Cognizant. “And Microsoft Copilot is a proven tool that can bring transformative gains.”

Microsoft inks Generative AI and Copilot partnership with Cognizant

For Cognizant, the partnership builds on a longstanding collaboration with Microsoft in multiple areas, including enterprise resource planning and cloud, among others.

The move is also part of a broader $1 billion the company is making in generative AI over the next three years. Kumar S: “We are committed to helping our clients harness the power of generative AI at scale, that’s why we are investing $1 billion.”

Training is part of the investment roadmap. Cognizant said it has already trained 35,000 professionals on Github Copilot and Microsoft 365 Copilot. The US-headquartered professional services group is also investing in the launch of more Advanced AI Labs, to complement its existing hubs in London, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, and Bengaluru.

At these hubs, Cognizant showcases Microsoft generative AI technology and helps its clients with co-innovating and building innovative industry solutions.

“Our expanded partnership with Cognizant will help organizations harness generative AI to transform business operations, enhance employee experiences, and deliver new value for customers,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Microsoft. “By combining Cognizant’s industry expertise with Microsoft’s Copilot capabilities we will help drive AI adoption and innovation for millions of users.”