200 New AI Jobs at KPMG – EU AI Hub designed to optimise AI Technologies

20th May 2024

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KPMG has announced 200 new roles at its just launched EU AI Hub in Dublin to be created over the next three years in AI and related areas including risk, regulatory services and cyber security.

The Hub is in collaboration with leading AI security and trust software firm Cranium and Microsoft as a pioneer in AI technology and is located in the firm’s Platform X Global Innovation Hub in Dublin’s IFSC.

The state-of-the-art resource is designed to provide KPMG clients with access to world-leading tools and insights to navigate the complexities of AI implementation including the impending EU AI Act.

The Hub combines KPMG’s Trusted Responsible AI framework and comprehensive capabilities ranging from strategy, transformation, technology, data sciences, and assurance; along with the Cranium enterprise software platform built to drive security, trust, and compliance across AI systems, and Microsoft’s pioneering AI technologies.

The power of collaboration

Gillian Kelly, Head of Consulting, KPMG in Ireland, emphasised the advantages for businesses through the collaboration between KPMG, Cranium, and Microsoft. “The Hub is underpinned by our Trusted AI framework and supported by cutting-edge technology from Microsoft and Cranium, the Hub is a truly collaborative environment.

KPMG’s commitment to Dublin and the creation of 200 new jobs underscores our belief in Ireland’s potential as a place for innovation, technology, and collaboration.

We look forward to contributing to the vibrant tech ecosystem and supporting our clients on their AI journey.”

An opportunity for Ireland

Launched by Minister of State Neale Richmond TD, the Hub is an opportunity to gather the experience and learnings of AI to date, and to create new tools and innovations that help developers and businesses implement reliable AI practices in their work and organisations.

Speaking at the launch, Minister of State Neale Richmond, TD said “I am delighted to be attending the launch of KPMG’s new EU AI Hub. AI presents an opportunity, and a challenge, for many Irish businesses and KPMG’s Hub will help them to navigate the world of AI, and the regulation that comes with it.

“KPMG’s EU AI Hub will lead to the creation of 200 jobs over the next three years, underpinning both KPMG’s commitment to Ireland but also the role that AI will have for Irish businesses in the coming years.

Through our strategy ‘AI – Here for Good’, Ireland aims to be an international leader in the AI space, with a people-focused and ethical approach and KPMG’s EU AI Hub will help us to reach this goal.”

A uniquely collaborative environment

With the EU AI Hub, businesses and organisations can prepare for the EU AI Act through a simplified streamlined approach which first understands the organisation’s current readiness, as well as level of maturity and policies or controls in place, before equipping them with the right AI tools to ensure their initiatives align with evolving legal and ethical standards.

Sean Redmond, Director, KPMG in Ireland, highlighted the important role the EU AI Hub will play as the EU AI Act is rolled out across member states. “The EU AI Hub brings together top minds and cutting-edge technology in a collaborative environment and is uniquely positioned to support businesses in optimising AI solutions.

Understanding that responsible AI is not only a business challenge but also a regulatory and technical challenge, we are committed to helping clients put into practice end-to-end responsible AI programmes.

It is also important that organisations don’t see the impending EU AI Act as a blocker to innovation and ideation, but instead it provides the guardrails that enables organisations to experiment with AI and deliver value to their businesses and customers”.

As the foremost enterprise AI security and trust software firm, Cranium empowers organisations to ensure the security and compliance of their AI and GenAI systems. The Cranium Enterprise software platform offers comprehensive solutions for driving visibility, security, and governance across all AI and GenAI environments.

According to Jonathan Dambrot, CEO of Cranium, “As enterprises journey through the hub, Cranium, from a technical perspective, captures the technical components of AI models, runs risk reports, and does gap analysis against the EU AI Act and other international AI frameworks.

Joining forces with KPMG and Microsoft, we’re demonstrating that organisations are backed by the confidence and maturity to achieve EU AI Act readiness.”

Pictured (l-r): Gillian Kelly, Head of Consulting, pictured with Minister of State Neale Richmond TD and Dani Michaux, EMEA Head of Cyber Security