Accenture and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) , Bengaluru are partnering to conduct research and development in cloud continuum and neuromorphic computing at the Accenture Centre for Advanced Computing said a statement.
As part of the agreement, Accenture and IISc will collaborate on research projects and co-develop intellectual property in next-generation computing technologies that enable AI at the edge, such as cloud, edge, quantum, and neuromorphic computing, as well as sustainable software engineering.
Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director, IISc Bengaluru said, “As a premier university and research institute in India, we are at the forefront of partnering with leading innovative organizations globally and are working on cutting edge research and development of products and technologies.
The new Accenture Centre for Advanced Computing will focus on R&D activities in edge and neuromorphic computing to understand the potential impact of these technologies in industries and jointly develop new IP assets and research publications. We are pleased to see the swift progress made by both teams in a short time in this strategic initiative.”
“Today's AI systems can interpret spoken commands, recognize objects and gestures, navigate, plan and make decisions, which are driving demand for even more powerful AI-driven experiences.
The next wave of smart products and environments will require more advanced computing technologies like quantum and neuromorphic or brain-inspired computing to provide sustainable and responsive intelligence and enhance end-user experience across industries,” said Mahesh Zurale, senior managing director, lead – Advanced Technology Centers in India, Accenture.
Accenture said that it has been collaborating with leading universities around the world to jointly develop forward-looking thought leadership, research, educational programs, and other activities. In India specifically, it continues its collaborations with premier universities and research institutions, including multi-year research programs with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in emerging areas, such as Responsible and Conversational AI.