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12 July 2022: Accenture’s renewables energy and consulting services now leverages Google Cloud to produce faster solar energy installation quotations and speed up the identification of cost savings and service delivery. The new service feeds a range of consumer data into Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions for processing. The ML was trained using Vertex AI and TensorFlow, and returns with an estimated quote in minutes. 

Why it’s Important

Solar power installation normally takes weeks to complete with cost estimation. However, AI has reduced the process to minutes, while also increasing cost estimation accuracy. In addition, the availability of quality data makes it easier for Google AI to create value at scale. This program is an example of a potential for hyperscale cloud AI services to enable large-scale innovations in service delivery.

Who’s impacted

  • CEO
  • Procurement teams
  • IT teams

What’s Next?

Enterprises that recognise the benefits of AI-powered platforms can expect more advances in technology and a less steep learning curve in the years to come. Specifically, industries that are planning to leverage AI effectively and at scale should learn to ask for examples of how different AI-powered solutions are being justified.  

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