The centre will undertake foundational research in many areas of AI and Data Science.
Bosch Group,a gobal technology and services provider has recently inaugurated the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M).
It has been reported that Bosch has planned to invest 2.5 million Euros (over Rs 20 crore) over five years in the centre.
And aims to create societal impact through multidisciplinary interactions with government, academic, research and industrial collaborators on core challenges in Data Science (DS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).It will undertake foundational research in many areas of AI and Data Science, namely deep learning, reinforcement learning, network analytics, interpretable machine learning (ML), and domain aware AI. The areas of activity include research projects, knowledge management and dissemination, outreach projects, and setting up collaborative facilities and laboratories.
Applied research will begin in four verticals: manufacturing analytics, financial analytics, smart cities, systems biology and health care.
Advancing scientific innovation for societal benefit
Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director, IIT Madras has said that 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.
Besides, it will create a portal of curated India-specific data sets that are easy to access and interpret through a set of open tools and interfaces.
Michael Bolle, Member of Bosch’s Board of Management has remarked that Artificial Intelligence is a core technology for all areas of connected life -from connected mobility to buildings, factories and cities. The expertise of Indian engineers contributes to expanding the AI skills set of Bosch.