Accenture has collaborated with The Alan Turing Institute, under a five-year strategic partnership, to develop a new data and AI engagement forum, conduct research and create applications, Accenture reported on Thursday.
“Our new five-year partnership will build on this relationship and deliver cutting-edge research, innovation and impact for the benefit of the wider UK economy,” said Adrian Smith, director and chief executive of The Alan Turing Institute.
The partnership will be led by Accenture Applied Intelligence. Under the collaboration Accenture will conduct AI and data science research across the UK. The organizations will direct their focus on developing regional strengths and new project opportunities in the UK, including Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle.
The partnership will conduct joint research in data science and AI, as well as engagement activities to help transform business tools. Under previous work together, Accenture and The Alan Turing Institute have conducted joint research projects into new techniques for network analytics for use in fraud detection. The organizations have also researched the fairness in algorithmic decision-making.
Under the current strategic agreement, Accenture and The Alan Turing Institute will create tools for the generation and management of synthetic data, as well as tools in other Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) for safe and secure data sharing.
Additionally, the organizations will develop interoperable software tools with focus on advanced modeling techniques to create complex digital twins, as well as applications of AI to help quantify uncertainty and design systems.
“We’re excited to continue our collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute as a Strategic Partner, building skills and fuelling growth in an area that is critical for the future of the UK economy,” said George Marcotte, Applied Intelligence Lead for Accenture in Europe.