Penn State and IPsoft will focus on implementing a common vision to enhance the education of, and drive innovation around, cognitive and autonomic technologies.
NEW YORK, June 1, 2017 — IPsoft, the leading digital labor company, today announced a strategic relationship with Penn State University to advance the development of the autonomic and cognitive technologies that form the backbone of artificial intelligence. Through education, research and hands-on engagement, Penn State and IPsoft will prepare future leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in a leading-edge organization, where human and digital employees work together to realize competitive advantage.
As part of the joint collaboration, Penn State and IPsoft will focus on implementing a common vision to enhance the education of, and drive innovation around, cognitive and autonomic technologies. In addition, IPsoft will establish the Cognitive Technology Innovation Center (CTIC) to work with key faculty and students in conducting research on innovative AI applications to enhance and transform education.
“Our collaboration with IPsoft underscores our vision to be a leader in the transformation of education and position our students for success in our increasingly digital economy,” said Dr. Craig D. Weidemann, special assistant to the Provost for Innovation and Education Technology, Penn State University. “As AI continues to play an ever-increasing role in our society, we see significant opportunities to advance faculty research and our EdTech Network in the intersection of AI and educational technology, and also the incredible promise that AI provides to improve the overall student experience through integrating Amelia and the new IPsoft CTIC into Penn State University’s operations and academic community. Through this partnership, we also believe that we can significantly enhance our students’ knowledge, skills and technological proficiencies needed to compete in the 21st century workforce.”
“IPsoft’s Amelia is the most advanced AI technology available today,” said Jonathan Crane, CCO, IPsoft. “As global enterprises and leading organizations experience the ROI that artificial intelligence delivers, they are quickly transforming their business models and workforces to leverage hybrid models that include human and digital employees. We look forward to preparing students to thrive in these environments.”
Amelia is one of the world’s largest privately held AI software companies and a global leader in Enterprise Conversational AI. The company’s technology is trusted by organizations across an array of industries to automate operations, improve customer experience and optimize business outcomes. Amelia’s platform develops and deploys AI tools that manage critical tasks and processes, enabling employees to be more productive and deliver better results while reducing operational costs. Consistently recognized by third-party analyst firms including Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2023 as a market leader, Amelia has powered the voice operations of global Fortune 500 leaders including Telefónica, BBVa and BNP Paribas. Backed by strategic investments from the Build Group and Monroe Capital, Amelia is headquartered in New York City and serves customers globally through offices throughout the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.