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IIT-M organises Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Conclave

IIT-M organises Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Conclave
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Indian Institute of Technology Madras IITM undertook a major effort to give a boost to the Artificial Intelligence AI and Machine Learning ML sectors...

Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) undertook a major effort to give a boost to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) sectors in Chennai. The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, IIT Madras, organised the ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Conclave’ focused on understand cutting-edge technology and innovation in the field with participation from top technology firms and think-tanks including Google, Amazon, Foxconn and TVS group among others.

Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, inaugurated the Conclave, which was held recently. The conclave aimed at generating a greater realization of the AI/ML ecosystem in and around Chennai and facilitated the stakeholders to have a brainstorming session about the needs for this ecosystem to thrive and grow further.

This event for the first time brought together a significant number of AI/ML deep technology start-ups in Chennai in a single platform. This will lead to greater awareness of the possibilities in this space among the various companies as well as students and academics from various colleges. A specific outcome that we are looking forward to is a greater synergy between the participants and increased collaboration among the different stake holders.

Delivering the inaugural address, Santhosh K Misra IAS, Commissioner (e-Governance) and CEO, Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency, highlighted the importance of AI in the development initiatives of TNeGA in Agriculture, Healthcare and Education. He spoke about the importance on AI and analytics in the Tamil Nadu e-Governance and elaborated how the Tamil Nadu Government is investing and partnering with education institution such as IIT Madras to enhance the data driven governance through AI and block-chain initiatives in agriculture, health and education sectors.

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