Microsoft partners help businesses to adopt and deploy AI responsibly

Microsoft partners help businesses to adopt and deploy AI responsibly


The Microsoft Responsible AI Partner Initiative aims to encourage organisations across all industries to use AI safely  

Accenture, Avanade, Bain & Company, Capgemini, Cognizant, EY, IBM, Infosys, KPMG, Kyndryl and PwC have developed their own AI programmes to support customers

Alice Chambers |

Eleven Microsoft partners are supporting their customers to implement responsible artificial intelligence systems, as part of the Microsoft Responsible AI Partner Initiative.

Accenture, for example, has produced several research reports, including The art of AI maturity, to highlight the importance of AI ethics, data governance and trust. It is also encouraging customers to conduct algorithmic assessments to identify and address potential risks and unintended consequences of AI systems. The assessment consists of four steps: setting goals, measuring disparities, mitigating consequences and monitoring systems to resolve future disparities.

IBM’s guidebook helps businesses to ensure that their AI initiatives will lead to trusted outcomes and explainable results by mitigating issues like AI hallucination, bias and risk. Meanwhile, KPMG assists customers with establishing and implementing AI governance frameworks, driving model governance and lifecycle management, and developing AI security plans to detect and respond to cyberattacks.

Other Microsoft partners involved in the Responsible AI Partner Initiative include Avanade, Bain & Company, Capgemini, Cognizant, EY, Infosys, Kyndryl and PwC.

“These partners bring with them unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities in the responsible adoption and use of AI, and we are hopeful that this expansion will help our customers accelerate their adoption and deployment of AI systems, responsible AI practices and AI governance frameworks,” said Antony Cook, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel at Microsoft.

Read more on Microsoft’s responsible AI initiatives in the Autumn issue of Technology Record, where Cook details the values behind the newly introduced AI Assurance Program.

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