CARY — Let me tell you something, folks. We got the SAS Explore conference in Las Vegas and it’s turned into a real productive week, I’m tellin’ ya. The SAS executives are making some big-time announcements about their AI and Analytics platform, Viya.
Now earlier this year, SAS made a bold move, they pledged one billion dollars to AI-powered industry solutions, and they’re stickin’ to it. They announced it at the SAS Innovate event back in May, and it’s all about bringin’ analytics to everyone, everywhere. That’s their focus, my friends. They mean business.
So here’s the deal, SAS is takin’ on data challenges with the power of generative AI. They’re doin’ some cool stuff like generatin’ authentic data that reflects real-world environments. And listen to this, guys, they’re also protectin’ user privacy, testin’ for bias, mitigatin’ it, and testin’ rare and extreme events. That’s no joke. And wait, they’re even offerin’ these things called “digital twins,” which are like duplicatin’ physical systems to help organizations try out new solutions and test strategies for better efficiency. That’s some next-level stuff right there, my friends.
And check this out, SAS is teamin’ up with Microsoft, they’re integratin’ generative AI with the Microsoft Azure OpenAI. Oh, but that’s not all, folks. They’re also bringin’ in SAS orchestration and analytics tools to support critical business operations. Keep an eye out for this integration, it’s gonna be available for a limited preview later this year.
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Okay, now here’s the juicy part. SAS just dropped a bomb on us, they got this brand spankin’ new healthcare platform called SAS Health. It’s all about automatin’ data and analytics in the healthcare industry. And let me tell ya, this enterprise solution is gonna be a game-changer. They’re talkin’ about improving health data management and gettin’ some real valuable insights. They even made it super easy to ingest electronic health records (EHR) in standardized formats. That’s smart thinkin’, my friends.
In case you’re wonderin’, Gail Stephens, SAS’s Vice President of Health Care and Life Sciences, said, “Having one consistent, common data model built on a powerful advanced analytics platform is pivotal for hospital systems and the future of health care delivery.” That says it all, folks.
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Oh, but wait, there’s more! SAS ain’t done yet. They just announced some new features for their AI and analytics platform, Viya®.
First off, they got the Viya Workbench. It’s like this badass development environment where you can execute code in a secure, cloud-native solution. And get this, they even brought in three clients for popular development tools – Jupyter Notebook, Visual Studio Code, and SAS® Enterprise Guide®. They’re goin’ all out, my friends.
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And check this out, they got the SAS App Factory. It’s like this awesome application that helps you develop AI-driven applications in no time. They made it super easy to set up a cloud-native tech stack with React, TypeScript, and Postgres. It’s all about increasin’ productivity and speedin’ up innovation. That’s what Bryan Harris, SAS’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said. Can’t argue with that, my friends.
Right now, you can get a limited preview of the Workbench. But guess what? Both the Workbench and the App Factory are gonna be available for everyone next year. That’s right, folks, mark your calendars.
Alright, SAS ain’t stoppin’ there. They just announced their new SAS Energy Forecasting Cloud. Now this one’s targeted at utility companies, and they’re aimin’ for some serious improvements in planning and operations.
They even did a trial run with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). They helped ’em predict peak demand and optimize transmission planning. And guess what they used? The SAS App Factory, baby. It’s the first SAS solution to make use of it. That’s innovation right there, my friends.
Jason Mann, the SAS Vice President of Internet of Things (IoT), said, “With renewables and other new energy sources added to their grids, utilities and smart cities need to make informed predictions about demand, whether it be for the next few hours or the next 20 years.” Ain’t that the truth, folks?
Now listen, SAS is all about AI and data management governance. They’re usin’ their expertise in governance and compliance to make sure everything’s runnin’ smoothly. It’s always been a priority for ’em, and they’re keepin’ that goin’ strong.
And let me tell ya, they’re all about transparency. They wanna make sure their models are crystal clear, especially the ones usin’ generative content. They wanna keep it real, folks.
Now, SAS knows that AI is the hot topic right now. It’s everywhere you look. But listen, my friends, they’re committed to deliverin’ full-functional AI solutions. They’re gonna bring that “last-mile value,” you know what I’m sayin’? SAS means business.
If you want all the latest news from SAS and the Explore event, just head over to the SAS Newsroom. They got you covered, my friends.