AI Labs Launched by EY

9th October 2022

Posted In: Be In The Frame

EY recently launched AI Labs – a unique AI centre of excellence – offering clients access to game changing capabilities in big data, AI, smart automation, VR/AR and advanced analytics.

EY Ireland’s expanding data analytics and technology consulting team, encompassing 220 people, will run and manage AI Labs to deploy a set of advanced technology client solutions and highly specialised client services. The skills and resources provided through AI Labs will ultimately equip organisations with the resources, tools, and insights they need to drive growth and market leading innovation.

Ireland’s first AI Ambassador, Dr. Patricia Scanlon, said: “The launch of the EY AI Labs is an important contributor to the AI ecosystem in Ireland, especially in ensuring cross-sectoral collaboration and research.

For AI to have a positive impact on society, the power of AI needs to be harnessed and deployed across business, government, and society within an ethical framework that ensures humans are at the centre.”

AI Labs, run in collaboration with the EY wavespace innovation centre, will introduce a host of services to clients across maturity assessment, strategy, solution deployment, business training, rapid prototyping/POC, and Solution Development/MVP. The suite of AI capabilities and services on offer will allow organisations across multiple industries and sectors to deploy these advanced technologies to optimise new growth opportunities and to solve their most complex industry challenges. AI Labs will expand EY’s existing technology consulting business across AI, automation, machine learning, and big data over the next three years.

The unique offering will include capabilities across natural language processing, predictive analytics, optimisation, expert systems, and advanced computer recognition. By leveraging these AI capabilities, organisations will be at the forefront of the digital economy. EY will also be able to build on its rapid prototyping capabilities, using design thinking, agile methodology, discovery sessions, and the latest technology and industry insights to solve critical business issues alongside cutting-edge AI technologies.

To ensure AI Labs is supported with the advanced research, skills, and insights it needs to thrive, EY will enter into a 4-year strategic collaboration with the ADAPT Centre – the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for AI-driven digital content technology.

The collaboration will facilitate the application of advanced technology and research initiatives that address real-world industry challenges. These will consist of a portfolio of collaborative projects, initially co-funding two PhD students in 2022 but scaling to include research fellowships, targeted projects and other collaborations, including but not limited to health, transport, and utilities.

Dr. Patricia Scanlon, said: “With the right ethical AI processes and standards in place, the power of AI can be harnessed to help improve efficiencies and innovate across important use cases in health care, climate change, agriculture, education, and much more.

EY’s partnership with ADAPT is an exciting development and I look forward to seeing fruitful outputs from the Lab that will help contribute to the progress of AI across enterprise and society in Ireland and beyond.”