BUSINESS: C3 AI To Enable Ambitious Sustainability And Energy Efficiency Goals With Aluminum Beverage Packaging Category Leader

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By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C3 AI (NYSE: AI), the leading enterprise AI software provider, today announced that Ball Corporation has selected C3 AI Energy Management and C3 AI Ex Machina to help achieve the company’s ambitious sustainability goals, and to identify new opportunities to operate with greater energy efficiency.

Ball Corporation needed an enterprise-grade, proven, and tested AI platform that could be used to support a wide range of users and needs. Ball was seeking a key partner and solution that could integrate IoT data from 60 global facilities and to use that data with AI to uncover valuable information to help them make predictive, accurate, and actionable decisions to optimize the roadmap to reduce absolute carbon emissions within the company’s own operations by 55 percent by 2030 against a 2017 baseline.

AI Energy Management gives real-time visibility throughout the enterprise and uses AI insights to help companies reduce energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions. C3 AI Ex Machina enables business analysts to create, scale and apply AI insights, without having to write code. C3 AI Ex Machina integrates with the C3 AI Energy Management underlying energy management data model. This will allow Ball Corporation’s team easy to develop ad-hoc analyses and create novel AI models that provide predictive and new insights that support business needs.

The C3 AI Energy Management and Ex Machina solutions will address the following customer needs for Ball Corporation:

  • Plant operators – Provide near-real time insights for decisions intra-day to improve energy efficiency. This involves integrating data from each plant’s energy and equipment monitors (IoT devices), and using AI for actionable predictions.
  • Regional operations – Allow regional leadership across North America, South America and EMEA to benchmark plants within their region and optimize investments aligned with regional practices and governmental regulations, ultimately achieving environmental and economic sustainability.
  • Sustainability Performance – C3 AI Energy Management can track, aggregate, manage and report on global energy use and company progress against Ball’s goal to increase energy efficiency by 30% by 2030.

C3 AI President and Chief Technology Officer Ed Abbo said, “At C3 AI we’ve noticed a surge of large enterprises like Ball Corporation setting ambitious environmental sustainability goals.” “This partnership is two leaders in their respective sectors – manufacturing AI and enterprise AI – coming together to reach sustainability goals not just for their own companies and industries but also for the greater good of the planet,” stated Ed Abbo, President and Chief Technology Officer, C3 AI. Adam Shalapin was Global Sustainability Manager at Ball Corporation. “As the leading provider of industrial strength enterprise AI tailored for energy management and sustainability solutions for large scale enterprises, C3 AI’s partnership helps us continue to advance our ambitious sustainability goals.”

For more information on C3 AI and its comprehensive portfolio of Enterprise AI solutions, visit https://c3.ai/what-is-enterprise-ai/.

About C3 AI, Inc The leading provider of enterprise AI software to accelerate digital transformation, Inc. (NYSE.AI) C3 AI delivers a family of fully integrated products: C3 AI(r) Suite, an end-to-end platform for developing, deploying, and operating large-scale AI applications; C3 AI Applications, a portfolio of industry-specific SaaS AI applications; C3 AI CRM, a suite of industry-specific CRM applications designed for AI and machine learning; and C3 AI Ex Machina, a no-code AI solution to apply data science to everyday business problems. C3 AI’s core offering is an open, model-driven AI architecture which dramatically simplifies application development and data science.

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion. For more information, visit http://www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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