Copilot Podcast: Industry-Specific Copilots, Partnerships with Cognizant and Coca-Cola

Microsoft Copilot

In episode 25 of the “Copilot Podcast,” Aaron Back details how Copilot is expanding — and for specific purposes — through two key partnerships

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01:00 — $1.043 trillion — what does this number represent? The annual value of generative AI to the United States GDP that’s expected by 2032, per a report from Cognizant. This statistic underscores the importance of generative AI usage, adoption, and innovation — not to mention, strong partnerships.

01:59 — One partnership that Microsoft recently announced is with Cognizant. The organization purchased 25,000 Microsoft Copilot seats, including:

  • 500 seats for Sales
  • 500 seats for Service

Furthermore, Cognizant will deploy Microsoft 365 Copilot to one million customers across 11 industries.

03:11 — In the media industry, Cognizant is working with a company to develop generative AI-based solutions for translating the localization of video content. In the manufacturing industry, Cognizant is looking to improve remote engineering diagnostics. In education, they’re working with a service provider to redesign and execute operating models to create and deliver personalized digital content. These are just a few of the industry-specific applications of generative AI that Cognizant is leading.

04:33 — Another recent partnership that was formed is between Microsoft and Coca-Cola which aims to accelerate cloud and generative AI initiatives.

05:38 — Aaron notes the two clear messages from these partnerships:

  • Innovation is a must for AI
  • Consider the purpose and people in AI solutions

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