DST to set up Technology innovation hub for data-driven technologies at IIIT Hyderabad

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Anupama Mehra
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New Delhi, Updated on Aug 21, 2020 12:26 IST

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems has selected IIIT Hyderabad for housing the hub.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has announced that it will be setting up a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) for data-driven technologies at the Internation Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad. The hub will be developed for data-driven technologies at IIIT Hyderabad with a funding of Rs. 110 Crore. National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems has selected IIIT Hyderabad for housing the hub. IIIT Hyderabad is the only institution other than the IITs and IISc to make it to the initial list of 17 selected TIHs.

The institute has announced that the TIH-Data will be a part of the applied artificial intelligence initiative announced by it in January. IIIT Hyderabad in collaboration with the Telangana Government and chipmaker Intel will be working on developing and promoting data-driven technologies and artificial intelligence and machine learning across the country. 

The institute said that TIH-Data which is a Section-8 Company will be a single point source for all data-driven technologies on mobility, healthcare systems, buildings, and India-Specific problems. The initiative will also support projects in the domain areas of TIH to Academic, Research and Development institutions and industry along with other funding agencies. TIH will also participate in international projects, support student startups, and support entrepreneurs along with initiating international collaborative projects.

IIIT-Hyderabad has also begun a special initiative around COVID-19 as part of DST’s Rakshak initiative even as the Hub is being set. According to this a project to curate and compile data sets that can be used to address COVID-19 related solutions around diagnostics and treatment protocols have also been started. 

Professor PJ Narayanan Director of IIIT-Hyderabad stated that the institution will focus on creating and curating diverse datasets under the Data Foundation being set up under the hub. He further added that data along with its fair, transparent, and open access are critical to the development of Machine Learning based solutions and translational research will be a particular focus for the hub at IIIT Hyderabad.

He further said that since IIIT Hyderabad has the largest Artificial Intelligence research group in the country, the institute is looking forward to making research accessible along with significant contributions to data-driven technologies. 

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