India to Set up 20 Centres for Research in AI, IoT and Quantum Computing Soon

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With a budget of Rs 3,660 crore, the work on establishing these centres that will work on various areas of research will start from the next financial year

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Under a national mission, 20 physical cyber centres will soon be set up in India for research in future technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum Computing.

A budget of Rs 3,660 crore (~ US$ 525.57 million) will be allocated for setting up these centres across India, Ashutosh Sharma, secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, announced during the 106th Indian Science Congress held at Punjab’s Lovely Professional University on Saturday.

The work will start from the next financial year and these centres will be established in existing institutes of excellence such as IITs and IISc, Sharma said.

India is ready for future challenge

“The future of science will be in intelligent machines and the connection between the cyber and the physical systems, and India is ready for the challenge,” Hindustan Times quoted Ashutosh Sharma as saying.

“There will be a rise of the intelligent machines… There will be cyber physical systems that will have the ability of perception, decision making, and action. There will also be greater linkages for example a network of driverless car will learn from the mistakes of one another,” he said.

These proposed centres will work on various areas of research related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum Computing.

Longjam Dineshwori

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