IIT Hyderabad collaborates with Telangana Government for AI Research
IITH will also work on Education and Training to prepare and deliver the content along with the curriculum on AI courses which will be delivered to the college students along with the industry participants.
The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) will be collaborating with the Government of Telangana for research on Artificial Intelligence (AI). IITH is partnering with the Information Technology, Electronics and Communication (ITE&C) Department of the state government for building/ identifying quality datasets along with the third parties including the industry.
The institute will also work on Education and Training to prepare and deliver the content along with the curriculum on AI courses which will be delivered to the college students along with the industry participants.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Professor BS Murty, Director, IITH and Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Telangana Government, Departments of Information Technology and Industries and Commerce during an event held on January 2 as part of ‘2020: Declaring Telangana’s Year of AI’ initiative.
Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, Professor Murty said that IIT Hyderabad is a pioneer in the AI field and is the first institute in the country to launch a BTech programme in AI. With a strong base of close to 25 faculty members in the AI department, IITH is looking forward to such opportunities to come up with more innovations and research developments in the field, he added.
The state government has also declared 2020 as the ‘Year of Artificial Intelligence’ with an aim to promote its use in various sectors ranging from urban transportation and healthcare to agriculture and others.
Dr Vineeth N Balasubramanian, Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at IIT Hyderabad said that the collaboration provides a unique opportunity to leverage the institute’s combined experience and expertise in AI along with the State government. He further said that having the Government as a partner will allow them an ideal interface to work with the industry leaders, startups and colleges in research and training in AI.