Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced on Tuesday the creation of a new Global Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data at its Spanish headquarters in Las Rozas, which will help to meet the growing global demand for professional and consultancy services in this field at a global level, with a team that will reach one hundred professionals and a planned investment of 15 million euros in the coming years .
The announcement of the new Global Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Data has been supported by the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas, and the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
This center will help companies and institutions around the world to apply Artificial Intelligence, data and advanced analytics to discover new insights, create trusted transactions, and employ intelligence in “novel, ethical, and secure” ways in areas as diverse as Public Administration, finance, health, industry, logistics and IT services, among others.
Díaz Ayuso has assured that “a center like this satisfies a growing global demand”, he has maintained, to highlight that both artificial intelligence and advanced analytics “they help everyone and companies, especially, to achieve their goals”, therefore “there are more and more that require professional and consultancy services in this field”.
For Artigas, “Spain has an unprecedented opportunity to tackle the structural and transversal reform of our model. Marked by an essential strategic challenge: the integration of AI and data in the value chains of our economy”.
“Our new Global Center of Excellence in Spain will help companies and institutions around the world to extract more value from the growing volumes of data across your organizations“, declared José María de la Torre, general director of HPE for Southern Europe, who stresses that Spain has been a “very important” market for the company for more than 50 years and that this investment “demonstrates the confidence of HPE in the potential of Spanish talent in the area of technology”.
The creation of the center generates new jobs in Spain, especially aimed at professionals starting their professional careers. HPE has already started recruiting new profiles and is collaborating with local universities to select graduates and postgraduates for a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, including AI, Big Data and Analytics, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering.
Luis Buezo, global director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Platforms, will also be responsible for this new center and has stated that they perceive “a growing demand from customers to help them use AI and advanced analytics to achieve their goals business”.
“We’re building a team of people who can drive innovation with new use cases for AI and data, and who can also train and collaborate with HPE team members and partners, while building your career in an exciting and fast-growing area“, he added.
During this inauguration, the use case of applying AI to digital pathology imaging of lymph nodes to improve the detection of lymphomas, increasing the accuracy and efficiency of diagnostic processes. Another example is the development of interactive demonstrations using building blocks to simulate the application of machine vision-based quality control in product manufacturing.
The Global Center of Excellence for AI and Data will work closely with the HPE AI Ethics Working Group, whose mission is to ensure the responsible use and development of AI to achieve goals that benefit to people, companies and governments, while respecting fundamental ethical principles, such as privacy and the prevention of improper uses that may violate human rights. In addition, they work to guarantee the inclusive and responsible use of technology.
“With this new Center, HPE reinforces its commitment to investment with high added value in Spain and seeks to promote and retain talentthus contributing to the objectives of the Spanish National Artificial Intelligence Strategy, including that of diversity,” concludes the company.