- World Economic Forum, Accenture, and Microsoft partner to launch metaverse platform.
- Accenture CEO spoke about Global Collaboration Village’s use cases with CNBC.
- She shared the platform will help social workers, case workers, firefighters, and the general public train for challenging situations.
The World Economic Forum partnered with Accenture and Microsoft to launch a new metaverse platform titled Global Collaboration Village, yesterday. The platform aims to educate organizations about the metaverse while delivering solutions for existing pressing problems.
Accenture CEO Julie Sweet joined CNBC’s Squawk Box where they discussed the platform more. When asked about the Global Collaboration Village, Sweet starts with “metaverse with a public purpose, complete killer app.” She also adds that governments are going “crazy” about it.
According to her, the metaverse is serving a public purpose in solving real-world problems. She mentions that via the platform “we are taking people to the bottom of the ocean,” to ignite unique conversations.
Sweet highlights that US workforces including those in social services and case workers are endangering themselves when entering a house to evaluate a child, and as a result quitting due to the risks. The platform allows the staff to be trained in the metaverse and be prepared for what such a scenario may look like and potentially turn into, aiding to a 17% decrease in turnover.
Sweet continues with further use cases including wildfires in California that have become a huge problem for the state. The CEO of Accenture shares that training people in an immersive reality on how exactly to deal with wildfires will improve efficacy and eliminate major losses.
The Accenture chairman also adds that the next generation of headsets, including Meta’s newly launched Quest Pro, is built with innovative technology to completely eliminate motion sickness.
When questioned about the cost of building the platform in partnership with Microsoft, Sweet added that Accenture is not looking to gain profits but to shape the technology at scale via this project.