In a groundbreaking collaboration, Accenture and Google Cloud have unveiled plans to establish a global Generative AI Center of Excellence (CoE). This joint initiative aims to empower businesses to harness the transformative potential of generative AI. Clients can then unlock new growth opportunities and enhance operational efficiency. The CoE will provide a comprehensive suite of services, combining Accenture’s deep model customization expertise with Google Cloud’s cutting-edge generative AI technology.
Empowering Enterprises with Generative AI
The CoE will serve as a catalyst for enterprises seeking to adopt and scale generative AI applications. Accenture and Google Cloud will offer specialized access to data and AI architects. The offerings include advanced prompt engineering strategies for AI model optimization, fine-tuning, and foundation model customization. This collaborative effort will leverage Accenture’s AI Navigator platform, industry datasets, and support for Google Cloud’s Model Garden collection. The initiative, therefore, ensures ethical and governance requirements are embedded throughout the development process.
Gemini The Next Frontier in Generative AI
Accenture and Google Cloud will introduce businesses to Google’s latest and most capable model, Gemini. This model is set to significantly enhance large enterprises’ capabilities in building and scaling AI for complex tasks. The CoE will guide enterprises in selecting the optimal large language model, including Gemini, based on their specific business objectives. The Gemini Pro API is currently available in public preview, with Gemini Ultra expected to launch early next year.
Accelerating Development with Google Cloud Services
The CoE will facilitate rapid prototyping services on Google Cloud, accelerating the development and deployment of generative AI applications. This will enable enterprises to swiftly integrate new business capabilities across various industries, from enhancing customer contact center experiences to automating unstructured document management and summarization.
Duet AI for Developers
To enhance every stage of the development lifecycle, the CoE will introduce Duet AI for Developers. This tool supports code generation and completion, bringing generative AI capabilities to software engineering teams. By making this technology accessible to thousands of Accenture’s software engineers, the CoE aims to accelerate software development through sequential and context-sensitive coding suggestions.
Infrastructure and Managed Services
Enterprises enrolled in the CoE will have access to Google Cloud’s AI-optimized infrastructure, including Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), and the Google AI Hypercomputer. This infrastructure will facilitate quick training, tuning, and serving of AI models. Furthermore, organizations will benefit from industry-tested AI managed services and best practices based on Accenture’s extensive experience. The experience comprises of over 300 scaled generative AI projects and 1,450+ AI patents and patent-pending applications.
The Accenture and Google Cloud CoE arrives at a pivotal moment as organizations across diverse industries strive to integrate generative AI into their enterprise operations. Independence Blue Cross, a health insurance provider, exemplifies the potential impact of generative AI. By leveraging AI, they have enhanced data management, identified opportunities to improve member experiences, and introduced new services. The CoE will provide a platform for such organizations to explore innovative ways generative AI can proactively manage various aspects of their operations.