Accenture on Monday announced joining hands with the ‘Partnership on AI’ 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.
It 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.
“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,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology and innovation officer.
Founded in 2016 to promote the belief that AI technologies hold great promise for raising the quality of people’s lives, the Partnership on AI and its 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. Founding members include Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google/DeepMind, IBM and Microsoft.
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.