LiveTiles and Microsoft are to launch the AI Spark Partner Program. The initiative aims to accelerate the pace at which artificial intelligence (AI) can be deployed by participating Microsoft partners, so that they are able to develop and deploy AI solutions for their customers and prospects.
AI Spark Partners will be able to use the LiveTiles Bots solution, developed using the Microsoft Bot Framework. They will also have access to Microsoft’s Azure-based AI and cognitive services to develop impactful and intelligent solutions.
The initiative will be launched in Australia, before going global – first to the US, then Europe. The two companies hope to sign the first ten AI Spark partners over the next three months.
“Australian businesses are now striving for intelligent transformation and they want to control their own digital destinies – using tools that allow them to take an intelligent DIY approach, and develop sophisticated, impactful solutions without the need for coding,” says Karl Redenbach, CEO at LiveTiles. “Through this new partner programme, we expect to help accelerate AI adoption within the enterprise.”
“This is an important opportunity for Microsoft partners and helps democratise access to intelligence,” adds Microsoft Australia managing director, Steven Worrall. “The AI Spark Program has been designed to equip participating partners with the skills and vision that will make them AI-ready and primed to help drive intelligent transformation for their enterprise customers.
At Microsoft Inspire, Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president for Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner organisation, showcased LiveTiles Bots with a custom built ‘Ask Gavriella’ bot created in association with Australian-based solutions provider Velrada.