Accenture and IPsoft Launch Accenture Amelia Practice to Help Organizations Accelerate Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

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Accenture and IPsoft announced the creation of an Accenture Amelia practice, designed to help accelerate client adoption of artificial intelligence, which can lead to improved business outcomes and help create new growth opportunities for businesses. Accenture will utilize IPsoft's Amelia platform to develop go-to-market strategies, solutions and consulting service offerings around deployments of virtual agent technology for clients across several industries with initial focus on banking, insurance and travel. Accenture's Technology Vision 2016--research that gathers input from more than 3,100 business and IT executives across the public and private sectors, academia, venture capital firms and entrepreneurial companies in 11 countries and 12 industries--found that 70 percent of corporate executives are making significantly more investments in artificial intelligence related technologies than two years ago, with 55 percent stating that they plan on using machine learning and embedded artificial intelligence. The formation of the Accenture Amelia practice further expands existing collaboration with IPsoft and builds on Accenture's own artificial intelligence capabilities and efforts; including the recently announced accelerated research and development agenda in artificial intelligence across its global network.


Accenture and IPsoft Launch Accenture Amelia Practice to Help Organizations Accelerate Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and IPsoft today announced the creation of an Accenture Amelia practice, designed to accelerate client adoption of artificial intelligence to improve business outcomes and create new growth opportunities for their businesses. Accenture will utilize IPsoft's Amelia platform to develop go-to-market strategies, solutions and consulting service offerings around deployments of virtual agent technology for clients across several industries with initial focus on banking, insurance and travel. "Artificial intelligence is maturing rapidly and offers great potential to reshape the way that organizations conduct business and interact with their customers and employees. At the same time, executives are overwhelmed by the plethora of technologies and many products that are advertising AI or Cognitive capabilities," said Paul Daugherty, Accenture's chief technology officer. "With our new Accenture Amelia practice, we are taking an important step forward in advancing the business potential of artificial intelligence by combining IPsoft's world-class virtual agent platform with Accenture's broad technology capabilities and industry experience to help clients transform their business and operations."


Accenture and IPsoft launch Accenture Amelia Practice

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Accenture have announced a partnership with IPsoft, the creators of the cognitive agent Amelia. The two firms will collaborate to create the first Accenture Amelia practice, designed to accelerate client adoption of artificial intelligence to improve business outcomes and create new growth opportunities for their businesses. Accenture will utilize IPsoft's Amelia platform to develop go-to-market strategies, solutions and consulting service offerings around deployments of virtual agent technology for clients across several industries with initial focus on banking, insurance and travel. "Artificial intelligence is maturing rapidly and offers great potential to reshape the way that organizations conduct business and interact with their customers and employees. At the same time, executives are overwhelmed by the plethora of technologies and many products that are advertising AI or Cognitive capabilities," said Paul Daugherty, Accenture's chief technology officer.


Digital Innovation in Education Accenture

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Institutions are set to welcome a group of students who live their lives in a digital world. They may, for example, have never set foot in a bank branch, and they cannot conceive of life without a smartphone and the instant access to information that it provides. Their expectations of always-on, instantly available services are set by the likes of Amazon, Uber, and Netflix. In short, when these digital natives start arriving on campus, they'll bring with them some very different ideas about how life should be organized and how they expect to navigate every element of their experience--from lecture halls to living accommodations. As institutions begin to realize that digital experience extends well beyond offering online classes, we're starting to see the same focus today on providing enhanced digital environments as there was on developing better physical spaces a decade ago.


Toyota, Accenture tackle traffic woes with AI taxi fleet system

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Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI, and Accenture have announced plans to pilot an artificial intelligence (AI) taxi dispatch system in Japan. Congestion and traffic in urban areas and major cities are common.