Accenture joins ‘Partnership on AI’ to unlock the power of AI tech

|October 23, 2017 0
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USA: Accenture has joined other industry leaders who share its commitment to advancing the field of AI so that it benefits people and society.

Founded in 2016, Partnership on AI is an alliance of businesses, researchers, academics and policy makers that work to advance the understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and develop best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field. Founding members include Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google/DeepMind, IBM and Microsoft. The members aim to recommend best practices and conduct and publish research under an open license in areas such as ethics, fairness and inclusivity; transparency, privacy, and interoperability; collaboration between people and AI systems; and the trustworthiness, reliability and robustness of the technology.

Accenture will actively contribute its own insights, research and capabilities in areas including Responsible AI, and will dedicate people and resources to collaborate with Partnership on AI members to help address important global challenges such as food, diversity, inclusion, health, education and economic opportunity.


“We believe businesses, governments and academia have a critical role in co-innovating and applying AI to invent new educational, workforce and business models that are both responsible and responsive to the needs of people and society. It’s up to us to ensure AI can truly be a force for public good,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology & innovation officer. “Our experience and research demonstrates that AI’s true potential can only be achieved by adopting a ‘people first’ approach that reflects what we call Responsible AI – being fair, accountable, honest, transparent and human-centric in how we apply AI. We are proud to join the Partnership on AI to contribute in these areas and help define a successful and impactful future for AI.”

“At Accenture, we understand the growth that AI can generate for businesses. Pioneering leaders are wielding it to reinvent how businesses innovate, operate, and compete,” said Nicola Morini, global lead for Accenture’s AI strategic growth initiative. “We are firmly committed to the Partnership on AI and its mission. Through our involvement, we will extend our current collaboration with our industry peers and ecosystem partners, and harness our combined thinking and talents to identify important areas for discussion and resolution, and formulate best practices to help AI achieve its potential to positively impact our world.”

Through its #AI4Good initiative, Accenture is making investments in unlocking the power of AI technologies through inclusive innovation co-created with ecosystem partners that leads to positive, scalable societal impact.

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