Cary, N.C.-based analytics firm SAS has announced plans to invest $1B in the next three years in artificial intelligence.
The company said Monday the AI investment will focus on research and development innovation; education programs meant to address client needs; and expert services to maximize customer return on AI-related projects.
SAS will offer the AI Accelerator Program and other customer education and development initiatives as part of its commitment to AI.
Initiatives include offering machine learning and AI certification programs for data scientists and analytics professionals and e-learning and in-person training efforts.
The company will advance AI-related R&D efforts through the integration of AI capabilities into platforms for fraud and security intelligence, data management, customer intelligence and continuous partnership with technology firms such as Accenture, Deloitte, Intel, Cisco and NVIDIA.
In addition to R&D and education, SAS will provide additional resources in centers of excellence and professional services as part of its AI investment.