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IIT-Hyderabad set to help Telangana govt carry out research on AI

Published Jan 3, 2020, 1:15 am IST
Updated Jan 3, 2020, 1:15 am IST
IIT Hyderabad is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence: Prof Murty.

Hyderabad: The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) is going to collaborate with the Government of Telangana to carry out research in Artificial Intelligence. The Institute is partnering with the Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Department, for building, and identifying quality datasets, along with third parties such as Industry.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Prof B S Murty, director, IIT Hyderabad, and Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary to Government of Telangana, during an event held on January 2, 2020 as part of ‘2020: Declaring Telangana’s Year of AI’ initiative.

They will also work on Education and Training to prepare and deliver content and curriculum on AI courses, which are to be delivered to college students along with industry participants.

Prof Murty, director of IIT Hyderabad, said, “IIT Hyderabad is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence. IIT Hyderabad is the first institute in the country to launch a BTech program in AI. With a strong base of close to 25 faculty in the Department of AI, IIT Hyderabad is looking forward to such opportunities to come up with many more innovations and research achievements in the field.”

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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