Accenture Recruitment
Accenture Recruitment
May 20, 2019

Using Technology to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Across the globe, there are complex social, economic and environmental issues that have serious impact on the way people work and live.

Collaborating with the Grameen Foundation India, we’re helping provide women and low-income citizens in India access to vital financial services—and, in turn, the chance to change their lives.

Technology for good
As part of our corporate citizenship commitment, our people are applying disruptive technologies in new and unique ways to address complex social challenges.

Our collaboration with the Grameen Foundation does just that—using artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality, we’re helping overcome the barriers faced by women and other low-income populations in India when seeking access to financial services.

Life-changing tools
The EASE (Emotion Analytics for Social Enterprises) mobile and web app explores a new frontier in artificial intelligence: emotional AI. Tracking voice and facial expression data offers key insights into a user’s emotional and cognitive state.

The EASE app helps microfinance advisers spot if any undue pressure is being placed on female loan applicants, as well as helping organizations identify the right talent for recruitment and career progression.

The Grameen Guru tool uses augmented reality, image recognition and a multilingual chatbot to help smartphone users with limited literacy understand available financial products and services. By holding their phone camera over a product brochure or icon, users get instant access to the Guru chatbot, which can explain their options in clear, simple language.

These apps are equipping women and low-income citizens in India with the information they need to make informed financial decisions.

With access to the right financial information, people can start small businesses, invest in their local communities and better cope with crises. This gives them greater control over their lives—and the ability to break the cycle of poverty.

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