Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) and IIT, Madras yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing a Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) will undertake foundational research in areas of AI and Data Science like deep learning, network analytics, reinforcement learning and interpretable machine learning, a release from IIT-M said.
“The areas of activity include research projects, knowledge management and dissemination, developing prototypes, outreach projects and setting up collaborative facilities and laboratories, among others,” it said.
The objective of this centre in IIT-M “is to advance scientific innovation for societal benefit,” it added.
Vijay Ratnaparkhe, Managing Director, RBEI, was quoted as saying that the partnership with IIT-M will “set a precedent in the way big-data is used to improve our problem solving capability in industry.”
Director of the technical institute, Bhaskar Ramamurthi said IIT Madras had been nurturing its interdisciplinary Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence research group for more than three years now.
The launch of the Centre in partnership with RBEI was an affirmation of the rapid growth and impact of the group’s research and teaching activities, he added.