Digital customer experience (DCX) company TELUS International has acquired Bangalore-based Playment. Founded in 2015, Playment provides data annotation and computer vision tools and services specialising in 2D and 3D image, video, and LiDAR. The Playment deal will boost TELUS’ deep domain expertise and uniquely position it to support clients in developing AI-powered solutions across verticals. Recently, TELUS had also acquired Lionbridge AI, a translation and localisation solution provider.
“We are very excited to welcome Playment and its highly engaged, world-class product and engineering team to our TELUS International family today. The acquisition will meaningfully accelerate our company’s computer vision capabilities and further bolster our position at the forefront of our global peers with respect to technology innovation, strategy excellence and talent,” said Jeff Puritt, president and CEO of TELUS International.
By amplifying our R&D efforts to further extend our product leadership in the industry, and leveraging TELUS International’s global presence to accelerate our go-to-market strategy, together we will help drive disruption across all industry verticals, including in automotive, retail, Internet of Things (IoT), financial services, healthcare, and agriculture,” said Siddharth Mall, co-founder and CEO of Playment.
TELUS International operates in more than 25 countries and has more than 50,000 team members, and a global AI Community of more than one million trained data annotators and linguists spread across six continents.