Wipro commits to huge AI investment to train its employees

As part of a US$1bn investment into digital transformation, Wipro has launched an AI-first innovation ecosystem and aims to train 250,000 employees on AI

Leading technology services and consulting company, Wipro, has announced the launch of Wipro ai360: a comprehensive, AI-first innovation ecosystem that builds on the company’s AI investments. The goal with this infrastructure is to integrate AI into every platform, tool and solution used, both internally and with clients.

In addition to this launch, Wipro has also committed to making a US$1bn investment into advancing AI capabilities over the next three years. Fuelled by this, the company is aiming to commence a new era of value, productivity and commercial opportunities through the application of AI and generative AI.

AI to enhance business data and analytics solutions

The company hopes to create an end-to-end innovation ecosystem with responsible AI at its centre. With the rising influence of AI across multiple industries, ensuring corporate accountability is becoming more crucial to mitigate risk.

Wipro’s investments will focus on expanding AI, data and analytics solutions, developing new R&D and platforms. It aims to enhance FullStride Cloud and Consulting capabilities too, which will inevitably support its recent partnership with GoogleCloud. The partnership saw Wipro set to integrate generative AI into its entire suite of capabilities, accelerators, IP, and solutions, aiming to unlock new value within enterprises.

It has also stated that it will train all 250,000 employees on AI fundamentals and responsible use of AI tools over the next 12 months. Providing this over the course of the next 12 months will continue to provide more customised, ongoing training for employees in AI-specialised roles.

Accelerating AI adoption to keep ahead of the curve

ai360 aims to bring together the 30,000 company experts in data analytics and AI with technology from four global business lines. As part of its training programme, it is working towards developing a curriculum that maps out the complete AI journey for different roles. 

It wants to leverage capabilities to develop new solutions and embed AI into all of its processes and practices. The company’s new global business line model hopes to enable new levels of agility, speed and depth in delivery.

The company innovation hub Lab45 will be a core part of the Wipro ai360 ecosystem, providing clients with the talent, training, scale, as well as the research and co-innovation capabilities needed to accelerate AI adoption. 

The company also aims to accelerate investments in cutting-edge start-ups through Wipro Ventures. It has stated that it will launch a GenAI Seed Accelerator program which will provide select GenAI-focused start-ups with the required training to become enterprise-ready.  

“Artificial Intelligence is a fast-moving field,” said Thierry Delaporte, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro Limited. 

“Especially with the emergence of generative AI, we expect a fundamental shift up ahead, for all industries. New business models, new ways of working, and new challenges, too.”

He continued: “This is exactly why Wipro’s ai360 ecosystem places responsible AI operations at the heart of all our AI work. It’s meant to empower our talent pool and be ubiquitous across all our operations and processes, as well as our solutioning for clients. We are ready for the AI-driven future!” 

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