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April 26, 2017updated 18 May 2017 1:26pm

Accenture, DFKI collaborate on artificial intelligence

By PBI Editorial

Accenture has formed an alliance with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) to help organisations benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, will work with DFKI’s (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz) specialised AI research capabilities to boost the adoption of these new technologies in Germany and beyond.

As part of the agreement, DFKI will give Accenture access to its research results, AI tools, and Living Labs.

“Simultaneously, DFKI will work closely with Accenture teams to gain new insights on real-world applications of AI within a broad range of industries, developing best practices and fostering the exchange of talent from both organizations for the overall acceleration of AI adoption for the benefit of clients,” Accenture said in a statement.

DFKI CEO Wolfgang Wahlster said: “This innovation partnership with Accenture gives DFKI the opportunity to develop disruptive AI solutions for businesses as well as implement digital business models together with one of the leading management and technology consulting firms. In particular, we are seeing a high degree of maturity for applications in the areas of Smart Data & Services, Deep Learning, Human-Robot-Collaboration and AI-based Retail, which we expect to result in profitable solutions for our clients in a very short timeframe.”

Accenture country managing director for Germany Frank Riemensperger said: “AI empowers people to do things differently and to do different things. By combining DFKI’s expert researchers and AI practitioners with the deep insights and assets from Accenture Analytics, we can help clients achieve real benefits from imagining and then building their AI-enabled futures, today.”

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