AT&T Introduces Platform to Simplify AI App Development for Businesses

The Acumos platform, being developed with Tech Mahindra, will serve as a marketplace "for accessing, using, and enhancing" AI applications.

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. wants to simplify the development of AI-powered applications for businesses, and is releasing a new platform called Acumos to do the job.

The company is developing the project, powered by AT&T Indigo, with Mumbai, India-based tech consulting firm Tech Mahindra.

In a release, AT&T said the platform will serve as a marketplace “for accessing, using, and enhancing those applications.”

“Our goal with open sourcing the Acumos platform is to make building and deploying AI applications as easy as creating a website.”
Mazin Gilbert

Acumos will be both a directory for finding and sharing artificial intelligence models and a system to customize and connect the models, Wired reported. Linux Foundation will host the directory and the underlying code.

“Our goal with open sourcing the Acumos platform is to make building and deploying AI applications as easy as creating a website,” Mazin Gilbert, vice president of advanced technology at AT&T Labs, said in the release. “We’re collaborating with Tech Mahindra to establish an industry standard for AI in the networking space. We invite others to join us to create a global harmonization in AI and set the stage for all future AI network applications and services.”

According to AT&T, the platform is built on open source technologies and can work across various AI tools, That would enable easy access for developers and businesses.

“We’re opening up AI. We’re focusing on the telecommunication, media, and technology spaces, starting with the network. The platform will be available to anyone and the more users who adopt it, the better it will get,” Gilbert said.

AT&T Indigo is a next-generation platform for delivering a seamless network experience, the company said.

Tech Mahindra is a multinational information technology and networking technology provider that has an office in Plano. 

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