Accenture Advances AI Research as Member of Corporate Affiliate Program at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced its membership in the Corporate Affiliate Program of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), an organization dedicated to “guiding and building the future of artificial intelligence (AI).”

Lan Guan, global lead of Cloud First Data & AI at Accenture, said:

“Serving as an inaugural member of the Stanford HAI Corporate Affiliate Program amplifies our commitment to human-centric responsible AI that aligns with our value system and helps to achieve business and societal outcomes. Our collaboration with Stanford HAI is key because it enables Accenture to stay abreast on the latest AI research. Specifically, we can continue to move beyond defining AI principles and to put those principles into practice.”

In the first year of the program, Accenture will “support a number of faculty research programs around AI safety and AI trust.” In addition, Accenture will “engage with graduate students who will conduct responsible AI-focused research in January 2023 at the start of Stanford’s winter term.”

Fei-Fei Li, co-director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI and Sequoia Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University, remarked:

“HAI is excited to welcome Accenture to the HAI Corporate Affiliate Program as our inaugural member. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the fruit of the AI research projects envisioned, and engaging Accenture’s ecosystem in HAI’s critical mission relating to education and human-centered AI.”

As noted in the update, the HAI Corporate Affiliate Program “provides the opportunity for member companies to interact with Stanford faculty and students, as well as other corporate members, coordinated by HAI’s dedicated corporate membership team.”

Relationships between companies, faculty, and graduate students “provide all constituents with valuable insights on opportunities, problems, and solutions at the intersections of AI research, policy, and education with industry.”

As mentioned in the announcement, Accenture is “a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security.”

Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — “all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.”

Their 721,000 people “deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries.”

They embrace “the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.”

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