IIT-Hyderabad And NVIDIA Team Up To Set Up AI Research Centre In India

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  • The partnership will focus on advancing AI research in the areas of agriculture and smart cities along with language understanding
  • The State Government recently announced 2020 as the ‘Year of AI’

IIT-Hyderabad is collaborating with NVIDIA to set up the “NVIDIA AI Technology Centre” (NVAITC)” to speed up research on AI and its commercial adoption. IIT Hyderabad already houses two NVIDIA DGX-1TM systems and an NVIDIA DGX-2TM system dedicated to research being undertaken at the institute. The partnership will focus on advancing AI research in the areas of agriculture and smart cities along with language understanding.

Solutions to uniquely Indian challenges

They said that NVAITC will accelerate research for the 220 faculty at IIT Hyderabad. Professor BS Murty, director, IIT Hyderabad said that as an IIT with a strong fundamental and technological research focus, the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is very happy to join NVIDIA’s NVAITC program.

He added that the combination of NVIDIA’s leading-edge technology for AI Compute and some of the finest minds in the country from IIT Hyderabad will bring synergy to help find solutions to uniquely Indian challenges in areas ranging from enhancing crop yield to safer cities. He also said that it builds on the strong AI capabilities IIT Hyderabad has built, including the country’s first BTech in AI program.

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