There are many players in the AI market. What makes Equans stand out from everybody else?
Whether in industry, buildings, cities and regions or transport, the potential of artificial intelligence is immense. There are many players in this field, some of whom are recognised leaders. Equans' experts are positioned to add value in these areas, thanks to their industry-specific expertise. To date, this has mainly involved AI applied to engineering:
- Conventional" Machine Learning: implementation of supervised or unsupervised algorithms to optimise the consumption or performance of an installation, or to predict certain situations.
- Computer Vision: detection, identification and categorisation (e.g. detecting defects in products manufactured on production lines, optimising the use of public space in cities, augmented remote surveillance, etc.).
We have significant initial references for this type of project in France, Belgium, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in particular, with convincing results.
At Equans, we have a major advantage: the fact that we have developed, often over many years, a detailed knowledge of our sectors of activity, our clients and their facilities. Often, we are already on site, alongside our client, as part of recurring service contracts. This holds particularly true for industry, where integrating AI is not within everyone's grasp and requires in-depth knowledge of facilities and processes. This is our added value: the best experts in algorithmic models cannot achieve good results without this knowledge.
Our strength also lies in the fact that, thanks to our core businesses, we have access to a phenomenal volume of data associated with the facilities we design and/or operate. This makes it much easier to process and integrate this data into the design of algorithmic solutions. By positioning ourselves further upstream, we can proactively offer our clients use cases that incorporate AI.