Accenture opened a new technology lab in Dublin as part of accelerating its research and development agenda in artificial intelligence across its global network of Accenture Technology Labs.
In a press statement, the company said the new technology lab is central to Accenture’s commitment to Dublin as a Centre for Innovation. Moreover, the lab will give to access skilled talent in science, technology and engineering in the region.
“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 Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology officer.
“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.”
As part of today’s announcement, Accenture has also established the Accenture Technology Labs University Grant on Artificial Intelligence.
The company awarded the inaugural grant to an academic research team at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin.
The research team will explore the interface between humans and machines, using cognitive analysis to better understand how both can collaborate and interact effectively.