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IIT Madras in collaborated with Bosch making its establishment of new centre for data science and artificial intelligence in the limits of the campus. Whereof, the technology would be investing ₹20 crores (2.5 million euros) over the upcoming five years in the centre to address uncalculated demanding challenges in the parameters of the platform. The Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) launched and promoted on Wednesday aimed to grow and develop the Bosch’s AI skill set while also creating societal impact through multi-disciplinary interactions and industrial collaborators on resulting, demanding challenges in Data Science (DS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Speaking at the inaugural function, Dr Michael Bolle, member of Bosch’s board of management claimed, “Artificial Intelligence is a core technology for all areas of connected life, from connected mobility to buildings, factories, and cities. The expertise of our Indian engineers contributes to expanding the AI skills set of Bosch.” By providing a concentration on direct communication with the industry expert and other universities, the centre also aimed to enlighten the scientific innovations for societal benefit. “The centre’s mandate requires interaction with industry and other universities, including international student and faculty exchanges. The objective is to advance scientific innovation for societal benefit,” marked Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras.
For the promotion and better understanding of a holistic learning experience for the students, the new RBC-DSAI, will undertake foundational research in broad, strengthened areas of AI and data science, namely deep learning, reinforcement learning, network analytics, interpretable machine learning, and domain aware AI, where the primary agenda would emphasis on the functional performance of events such as research projects, knowledge management and setting up collaborative facilities and laboratories.
According to Prof. B. Ravindran, who heads RBC-DSAI, the land marks the tough part as a challenge, that the Indian analytics market face is that of processing large data sets which are meant to highlight the enhancement of accuracy and to adopt developing technologies like AI and data science for the Indian context. To disclose these aspects, the centre would be curating India specific data sets that are simple and have an ease to access. “The centre, in addition to fundamental research, is setting out on an ambitious task of creating a portal of curated, India specific data sets that are easy to access and interpret through a set of open tools and interfaces,” Prof Ravindran noted further. Back in the history of Bosch, it has also joined hands with IIT Bombay and Indian Institute of Science by funding through its Cyber-Physical Systems and Data Sciences & AI.
Throughout the world, Bosch is interrogating 300 million euros until 2021 to mark the parameter to optimise their AI processes in manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain management, and also to amount disclosure to intelligent service.