Together, the duo is planning to create a global, joint generative AI Center of Excellence (CoE) to provide businesses with the industry expertise, technical knowledge and product resources to build and scale applications using Google Cloud’s generative AI portfolio and accelerate time-to-value.
By combining Accenture’s model customization services and engineering services with Google Cloud’s GenAI technology, customers can benefit from specialized access to Accenture data, AI architects and engineers, as well as a wide selection of large language models (LLMs).
The CoE will also bring new rapid prototyping services on Google Cloud and the availability of Duet AI for developers. Duet AI supports code generation and completion for customers, bringing GenAI to software engineering teams to enhance the development lifecycle.
Michael R. Vennera, executive vice president and chief strategy, corporate development and information officer, Independence Health Group, said: “At Independence Blue Cross, we’ve harnessed the power of AI to better manage massive amounts of data and show opportunities to improve member experiences and introduce new services.
“We are looking forward to working with Accenture and Google Cloud through their new Center of Excellence to explore new ways generative AI can help proactively manage our members’ health.”
Karthik Narain, group chief executive, Accenture, said: “As a catalyst for business reinvention, generative AI will transform how people work and access information.
“Organizations want to move from experimentation with generative AI to scaled implementations faster. Accenture’s deep expertise in managing and scaling large language models tailored for business needs, paired with tools like Accenture’s model switchboard, can help accelerate adoption.
“Our latest joint investment with Google Cloud can help clients drive quicker business results, as well as long-term value from their generative AI applications.”