Data has become a valuable resource for many companies, and managing it correctly can make a big difference in the race to digitize and make processes more efficient. SAS has announced an alliance with Microsoft to advance the integration of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions on its SAS Viya advanced analytics platform. This strategic alliance is an opportunity to explore new frontiers in data management, specifically generative AI solutions.
A comparative study published by The Futurum Group reveals that the AI and advanced analytics platform SAS Viya is faster and more cost-effective compared to commercial and open-source alternatives. This data management that SAS offers through its platform extends to various sectors, including sports, where AI and machine learning technologies can find patterns and trends that coaches can use to devise better strategies for the team. The French Rugby team, for example, has only lost four of their last thirty official matches thanks to these technological advancements.
The SAS Viya platform includes functions such as bias detection, model monitoring, governance, or accountability to demonstrate responsible AI practices. In addition, it offers internal training on responsible innovation, where its employees can discover how SAS software helps analysts use correct data processing techniques.
SAS’s partnership with Microsoft can help companies achieve greater decision speed using capabilities like synthetic data, digital twin simulation, and large language models. These technologies can find patterns and trends that coaches can use to devise better strategies for the team and help each player be even better. As evidenced by the success of the French Rugby team, integrating AI into sports has proven to be a game-changer for teams looking to improve their performance on the field.