In today’s complex decision-making environment, artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a crucial role in driving optimal choices for businesses. SAS Viya, an AI, analytic, and data management platform, is at the forefront of this acceleration, offering better business insights through its lightweight programming environment.
SAS Viya integrates synthetic data, digital twins, and large language models (LLMs) to solve various business problems, according to Udo Sglavo, Vice President of Advanced Analytics Research and Development at SAS Institute Inc. The platform aims to empower users to code efficiently, focusing on solutions rather than the technicalities.
In an exclusive interview with industry analysts John Furrier and Dave Vellante at SAS Explore, Sglavo and Alice McClure, Director of Product Marketing at SAS, discussed how SAS enables seamless AI usage through platforms like SAS Viya.
SAS Viya, with its offerings like Workbench and AppFactory, provides a lightweight and accessible environment for developers. By simplifying the coding process, SAS allows users who may not be tech experts to operationalize AI models effectively. Sglavo cited an example where SAS helped Cambridge University match kidney donations using AI-powered image analytics. The platform analyzes images and provides recommendations, allowing practitioners to focus on solving the business problem while SAS handles the technical aspects.
As the AI wave continues to grow, model management is becoming a game-changer. With a multitude of models in use, it becomes essential to keep track of their relevance and effectiveness. Sglavo emphasized the significance of model management in this evolving landscape.
SAS Viya’s ability to streamline AI applications and simplify the data science process positions it as a valuable tool for businesses navigating the complexities of the digital era.
– Artificial Intelligence (AI): The simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and learn like humans.
– Synthetic Data: Artificially generated data that imitates the patterns and characteristics of real data.
– Digital Twins: Virtual replicas of physical objects or systems that can be used for analysis, prediction, and optimization.
– Large Language Models (LLMs): AI models capable of understanding and generating human-like language.
– SAS Institute Inc.: SAS Viya and AI Development Strategies
– siliconANGLE: SAS puts application convenience at forefront of AI usage with Viya platform