Grant Thornton LLP is collaborating with Microsoft and Hitachi Solutions to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help the firm identify its clients’ business needs.

Grant Thornton’s US national managing partner of markets, clients and industry Nichole Jordan said:. “Our clients face obstacles that didn’t even exist five years ago – and we want to help them model, forecast and overcome these obstacles. That’s why we’re embracing potent tools like AI and ML.”

With assistance from Hitachi Solutions, Grant Thornton will apply AI and ML tools across Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and LinkedIn Sales Navigator platforms – helping to build broader customer relationships and monitor business changes 24/7. The collaboration will include risk-sensing tools developed with Hitachi Solutions’ Capax Global.