Thales and Atos create the European champion in big data and artificial intelligence for defence and security

Paris, Could 27, 2021,

Atos and Thales announce the development of Athea, a joint undertaking that will acquire a sovereign large info and synthetic intelligence system for public and private sector gamers in the defence, intelligence and inner state protection communities. Athea will draw on the knowledge obtained by the two organizations from the demonstration phase of the ARTEMIS programme, the large info system of the French Ministry of Armed Forces. The contract to optimise and get ready the whole-scale roll-out of the ARTEMIS system was also awarded jointly to the two leaders by the French Protection Procurement Company on April 30, 2021. The new joint undertaking will originally provide the French market just before addressing European requirements at a later on day.

With the exponential increase in the quantity of resources of facts, and elevated tension to react extra promptly to prospective concerns, Point out companies need to manage ever-better volumes of heterogeneous info and accelerate the growth of new AI applications exactly where protection and sovereignty are critical. Athea will produce a resolution to securely take care of sensitive info on a nationwide scale and assist the implementation of that resolution inside of government programmes. The new entity will also present expert appraisal, consulting, training and other companies.

The joint undertaking will pool the companies’ investments, skills and knowledge to react promptly and competently to need for innovation. Athea will function with an ecosystem of substantial organizations, SMEs, start off-ups and research institutes specialising in large info and synthetic intelligence. In conjunction with the not too long ago developed Protection Electronic Company, the joint entity will also present secure answers and open up and modular technological creating blocks, which encourage collaboration and stimulate the industrial and sovereign ecosystem, in buy to assist the growth of trustworthy applications.

This joint undertaking in between Thales and Atos illustrates the dedication of the two our organizations to supporting the digital transformation of our shoppers by supplying a secure and progressive resolution centered on French technologies to course of action huge volumes of heterogeneous info. Collectively, we will capitalise on our respective areas of skills to present finest-in-course large info and synthetic intelligence answers.” said Marc Darmon, Govt Vice President, Secure Communications and Information Techniques, Thales.

Delicate info capabilities have turn out to be a sovereignty problem for Point out companies. By combining the skills of two key gamers in defence and digital technologies with the flexibility of a devoted entity, Athea will deliver huge prospective for innovation, and stimulate the industrial and defence ecosystem, which include progressive start off-ups, to satisfy the needs of government companies and other stakeholders in the sector. This new joint undertaking in between Atos and Thales is an chance to blend a extensive comprehending of the defence and protection concerns faced by European States with accessibility to the newest innovations in large info and synthetic intelligence.” said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Govt Vice President, Major Knowledge and Cybersecurity, Atos.

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About Atos

Atos is a global chief in digital transformation with one zero five,000 employees and yearly revenue of in excess of € eleven billion. European quantity one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and superior general performance computing, the Group gives customized stop-to-stop answers for all industries in seventy one nations. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and products, Atos is fully commited to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates under the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help style the potential of the facts area. Its skills and companies assist the growth of awareness, instruction and research in a multicultural tactic and contribute to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the entire world, the Group permits its shoppers and employees, and members of societies at substantial to stay, function and acquire sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure facts area.

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About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global superior technologies chief investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations — connectivity, large info, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technologies — to build a potential we can all belief, which is very important to the growth of our societies. The organization gives answers, companies and products that help its shoppers —businesses, organisations and states — in the defence, aeronautics, area, transportation and digital identity and protection markets to fulfil their significant missions, by placing humans at the heart of the choice-building course of action.
Thales has 81,000 employees in sixty eight nations. In 2020, Thales created income of €17 billion.

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