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Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

August 29, 2023

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Generative AI is all the rage at this week’s Google Cloud Next 2023

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Google Cloud’s Thomas Kurian

“We are in an entirely new era of digital transformation, fueled by gen Al,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud in an Aug. 29 blog discussing Google Cloud Next 2023. “This technology is already improving how businesses operate and how humans interact with one another. It’s changing the way doctors care for patients, the way people communicate and even the way workers are kept safe on the job. And this is just the beginning.”

As you head to San Francisco for the annual event hosted by the world’s third-largest public cloud provider, nearly everything you’ll hear has to do with generative AI. You’ll encounter that throughout this preview of Google Cloud Next 2023.

There’s so much hype and buzz around generative AI that its spotlight-hogging status really comes as no surprise. What may catch you off guard is some of the stats and facts Google Cloud is touting ahead of Google Cloud Next 2023. Check out these tidbits:

  • Hundreds of partners (often known as vendors in the indirect channel world) are now enrolled in Google Cloud’s generative AI partner program, per Google Cloud

  • More than 100,000 people have taken the training for Google generative AI technology. That represents “the highest efficacy of training that we’ve ever released from Google,” Philip Moyer, global vice president of AI and business solutions at Google Cloud, said during an Aug. 25 media briefing.

  • More vendors are teaming with Google Cloud to build generative AI into their applications. Examples include Canva, Dialpad, Salesforce and SAP.

  • Global consultancies including Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte and Wipro have “committed to train over 150,000 people in our generative AI technologies, and they have committed to triple their capacity by 2025,” Moyer said.

Expect even more generative AI talk at Google Cloud Next 2023, across Google Cloud’s portfolio. That includes Workspace and cybersecurity, as well as general enhancements to processing and more. Find out what’s in store at this year’s Google Cloud Next. Click the image above to get started.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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