- Accenture announced it is committing a significant portion of its global research and development dollars to artificial intelligence across its network of Accenture Technology Labs.
- AI will also be the focus of research at Accenture's newest lab in Dublin, Ireland, the company said.
- Accenture also announced the establishment of the Accenture Technology Labs University Grant on Artificial Intelligence.
Accenture said it is committed to using artificial intelligence in its Technology Labs and is investing heavily to make that happen.
The company already has several Technology Labs, including ones located in California, Virginia, France, China and India. The new lab in Dublin, Ireland will host a Centre for Innovation. The company said the labs will work together to advance capabilities in cognitive computing, machine and deep learning, natural language processing, data augmentation and predictive analytics to help clients become “insight-driven enterprises.”
"Artificial intelligence will disrupt businesses and industries on a global scale, and we see this shift going well beyond deploying analytics, cognitive computing or machine learning systems in isolation," said Accenture CTO Paul Daugherty. "We are investing early to drive more innovation at Accenture, recruit top talent in every location we operate in and infuse more intelligence across our global business to help clients accelerate the integration of intelligence and automation to transform their businesses."