KPMG has launched Ignite, a portfolio of artificial intelligence capabilities that are designed to enhance the decisions and processes that the Big Four firm's clients use to go digital.

“Artificial intelligence, combined with advanced data and analytics and robotic process automation are enabling a new generation of intelligent automation that is changing the nature of work and quality of services,” said Cliff Justice, principal and leader of intelligent automation at KPMG in the U.S., in a statement. “KPMG Ignite will offer clients and our professionals some of the most advanced suite of AI tools, solution capabilities and accelerators, designed to move quickly and capture the most value in this era of exponential technology change.”

Earlier this year, the firm founded KPMG Ignition, a workspace in Midtown Manhattan that brings together its Innovation Lab, Insights Center and Technology Solutions. The space now has a dedicated Intelligent Automation Lab that builds AI solutions.

KPMG has built accelerators for Ignite in the form of patterns and tools to enable rapid AI solution development and delivery. These accelerators work by integrating with existing IT infrastructure without the need for developing new methodologies and templates.

Announced during the firm's Global Data and Analytics summit in Boston this week, KPMG Ignite also features a set of frameworks and methods that describe how KPMG professionals approach client-specific AI solutions and make them repeatable. The initiative will also provide ongoing testing, prototype development and innovation on emerging AI tools and approaches.

“The promise of AI requires more than just technology. Its power must be grounded on a foundation of trusted analytics, access to unique and reliable data, and deep-rooted domain knowledge in order to drive new insights and strategies,” added Brad Fisher, KPMG’s U.S. leader of data and analytics. “KPMG Ignite fills a critical void in the marketplace for businesses that aim to meet the competitive challenges of the future, particularly those who wish to expand and serve customers more efficiently.”

To learn more about KPMG Ignite, click here.

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