IISc, Wipro to work on AI, machine learning

IISc, Wipro to work on AI, machine learning
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20 Aug, 2019

Bengaluru-based IT services provider Wipro has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to work on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computer vision and human-machine interaction.

Wipro will invest Rs 9.6 crore in the research innovation network over three years, the company said in a statement.

The initiative is aimed at promoting research and education in emerging technologies, leading to end-to-end system development and capacity building, the statement added.

The money will also be used for funding PhD fellowships, setting up a state-of-the-art autonomous systems and robotics lab and funding the travel of faculty members and students to international conferences.

IISc had announced that it will offer Masters in Technology (MTech) course in artificial intelligence starting this year.

Last year in November, technology services provider Mindtree had tied up with IISc to advance research in artificial intelligence.

In September last year, US-based software giant Microsoft had selected seven Indian grantees for its $50-million AI for earth programme.