Google and C3 to integrate Manufacturing AI

  • September 8, 2021
  • William Payne

Google and enterprise machine learning firm C3 AI are partnering to accelerate the adoption of AI and machine learning across multiple industries, with a particular focus on manufacturing, industrial applications, logistics and supply chain.

The two companies will integrate their separate enterprise and industrial offerings and jointly market these.

For manufacturing, the two companies will integrate and provide solutions designed to improve reliability of assets and fleets with AI-powered predictive maintenance, improve revenue and product forecasting accuracy, and improve the sustainability of manufacturing facilities and operations through optimised energy management.

For supply chain and logistics, the two companies will offer solutions to help supply-chain reliant businesses better understand risks in their supply networks, maximise resilience, and optimise inventory accordingly.

The entire portfolio of C3 AI’s Enterprise AI applications, including industry-specific AI Applications, C3 AI Suite, C3 AI CRM, and C3 AI Ex Machina, are now available on Google Cloud’s global infrastructure.

Going forward, C3 AI will also work closely with Google Cloud to ensure that its applications fully leverage multiple Google Cloud products and capabilities, including Google Kubernetes Engine, Google BigQuery, and Vertex AI. The aim is to help customers build and deploy machine learning models more quickly and effectively.

“Combining the innovation, leadership, scale, and go-to-market expertise of Google Cloud with the substantial business value delivered from C3 AI applications, this partnership will dramatically accelerate the adoption of Enterprise AI applications across all industry segments,” said Thomas M. Siebel, CEO.

“Google Cloud and C3 AI share the vision that artificial intelligence can help businesses address real-world challenges and opportunities across multiple industries,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. “We believe that by delivering C3 AI’s applications on Google Cloud, and by partnering to address specific industry use cases with AI, we can help customers benefit more quickly and at greater scale.”

“Organisations across industries are accelerating their digital transformations with cloud-based solutions, purpose-built to deliver specific business outcomes,” said Ritu Jyoti, group vice president, AI and Automation Research at IDC. “This new partnership between C3 AI and Google Cloud represents an acceleration of this trend, as the two companies partner to expand the application of AI-powered solutions in the enterprise.”

“This is fundamentally game-changing for the hyperscale computing market,” said Jim Snabe, former co-CEO, SAP AG. “Google Cloud is changing the competitive discussion from CPU seconds and gigabyte-hours, to enterprise AI applications producing enormous value for customers, shareholders, and society at large.”