After Infosys, Accenture turns to AI research; partners with IITs

“If you can provide a local language interface on the ground in the villages, interaction becomes much more efficient,” Sanjay Poddar, managing director, R&D- Lead at Accenture Lab Bangalore told ET. In Picture: Visitors look at devices at Accenture stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26, 2013.Reuters Accenture has allocated $100,000 for research on artificial intelligence (AI) in collaboration with IIT Bombay and IIT Patna. The research aims to address issues such as malnutrition, human trafficking and climate change.  The tie-up aims to combine software analytics, which involve building, testing and monitoring software applications, with predictive and recommendation models introduced through AI. The technological thrust of the research programme, scheduled for the period 2016-18, will involve sub-fields of AI, such as natural language processing, machine learning, neural network, virtual agents…


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