Accenture to sponsor Vector Institute
Toronto-based professional services company Accenture has signed-on as the founding sponsor of the Vector Institute, a non-profit organization specializing in artificial intelligence research. The enterprise is funded by private companies, educational organizations, the federal government and the Ontario government. It's intent is to improve Canada's position in the scientific study of AI by supporting Canadian research into machine learning. The institute will also seek ways to enable AI-based economic growth in Canada.
"We are excited to work with the Vector Institute on this unprecedented collaboration in Canada, to explore how business, government, academia and innovators can continue to master AI, which increasingly is becoming the predominant way to create new business, economic and social value," said Bill Morris, Canadian president of Accenture. "Accenture is focused on helping our Canadian corporate and government clients better understand how to apply AI to help reinvent business models, unlock the trapped value of data and improve the way we live and work as a society."