IIM Ahmedabad Launches Centre for Data Science and AI

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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has launched the Brij Disa Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSA) to enable research in the field. This will support businesses, governance, and policymaking, the institute states. It aims to connect scholars and practitioners in data-intensive organisations.

It will take up case-based research to understand the current industry practice and develop case studies for classroom teaching. Funded by Deepak Gupta, joint managing director, Kotak Mahindra Group, the CDSA would be a working collaborative projects with industry players, disseminating knowledge through seminars, workshops and conferences.

The centre will create an annual report on the data science and Artificial Intelligence industry in the country to provide holistic view of the industry, identify challenges and gaps to offer solutions.

“It aims to forge…collaborative relationships between scholars and practitioners in data-intensive organisations, besides undertaking case-based research to understand the current industry practice and develop case studies for classroom teaching,” the business school said.

Announcing the launch of the centre, Errol D’Souza, director, IIM A, said, “Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are increasingly impacting businesses across the world. AI has become an inevitable part of our lives. To harness the power of these advanced technologies for augmenting businesses, the need of the hour is to bring together different stakeholders onto the same platform, conduct intensive research to identify challenges, determine potential and provide impactful insights”.