Cognizant and Microsoft announced an expanded partnership to make the tech giant’s generative AI (GenAI) and Copilots available to millions of users to transform enterprise business operations, enhance employee experiences, and accelerate cross-industry innovation.

As part of this collaboration, Cognizant purchased 25,000 Microsoft 365 Copilot seats for its associates, along with 500 Sales Copilot seats and 500 Services Copilot seats to improve productivity, streamline workflows and transform customer experiences.

“Generative AI can be a game-changer for virtually every business in every industry, opening up new possibilities for innovation, efficiency and growth,” Ravi Kumar S., CEO, Cognizant, said in a statement.

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“That’s why we are investing $1 billion in GenAI over the next three years and leading the development of new research to explore its potential for our clients, their employees and end customers,” he added.

In addition, Cognizant said that it will work to deploy Microsoft 365 Copilot to a million users within their global 2,000 clients and across 11 industries.

“By combining Cognizant’s industry expertise with Microsoft’s Copilot capabilities, including Copilot for Microsoft 365 and GitHub Copilot — we will help drive AI adoption and innovation for millions of users across its network,” said Judson Althoff, executive VP and chief commercial officer at Microsoft.

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