Nov 14: Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, on Wednesday said that it has created an endowment focused on Artificial Intelligence research with the Indian Institute ofÂ ScienceÂ BangaloreÂ (IISc), Indiaâ€™sÂ leadingÂ publicÂ establishmentÂ forÂ researchÂ andÂ higher educationÂ in science.
According to Mindtree, this partnership will facilitate teaching and research for AI in both Data Sciences and Natural Language Processing.Â This endowment will introduce the instituteâ€™s students to solving modern business problems using AI and machine learning, leading to develop highâ€impact solutions at scale, it said.
â€œNamed as Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence, the endowment fund is designed to attractÂ dynamicÂ facultyÂ doing groundbreaking AIÂ research withÂ bothÂ technicalÂ scholars andÂ domain experts.Â TheÂ inauguralÂ MindtreeÂ AssociateÂ ProfessorÂ ChairÂ hasÂ beenÂ awardedÂ toÂ ProfessorÂ Vijay Natarajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Automation.Â Prof. Natarajan has an experience of 12 years and works in the areas of scientific visualization, computational topology, and computational geometry,â€ the company added.
Commenting on the association, Rostow Ravanan, CEO and Managing Director of Mindtree, remarked, â€œArtificialÂ Intelligence,Â consideredÂ theÂ cornerstoneÂ ofÂ futureÂ technologies,Â needsÂ anÂ idealÂ groundÂ for further research and development in India. IISc is perfectly poised to be this space, allowing the best minds interestedÂ inÂ thisÂ areaÂ toÂ innovateÂ andÂ developÂ uniqueÂ AIâ€basedÂ solutionsÂ forÂ currentÂ problems.Â Our collaboration with IISc will help create opportunities to strengthen research in AI and provide our clients an avenue to interact with some of the best minds working in this segment.â€
â€œWe look forward to receiving significant industryâ€specific exposure through this association, in modern AI and computation technology and the problems it solves. The initiative will open up a new territory for our students to learn, innovate, implement and execute unique ideas with a farâ€reaching positive impact,â€ said Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc.