Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad(IIT-H) collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India’s first ‘NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence(AI) Technology Centre'(NVAITC) to speed up the research work on AI and its commercial purpose.
- The collaboration focuses on improvising AI research in the aspects of agriculture, smart cities and language understanding.
Significance of the collaboration
i.This collaboration will aid to find innovative solutions to the unique Indian challenges and to real-world challenges.
ii.The projects to be taken up include: Increasing crop yields using AI algorithms and applying AI-based solutions to support safe transportation systems and better ways to manage traffic among others.
iii.The association will also strengthen the strong AI capabilities built by IIT-H, including India’s 1st B.Tech in AI programme
NVAITC will also accelerate the research of faculty at IIT-H. IIT-H has 2 systems namely, NVIDIA DGX-1TM systems and NVIDIA DGX-2TM system, which are dedicated to the research carried out at the institute.
- Telangana govt has signed 8 Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with various companies, including NVIDIA among others on January 2, 2020.
- This signing comes after the state has declared 2020 as the’ Year of AI’ to establish Hyderabad among the top 25 global AI innovation hubs.
NVIDIA is a multinational technology company,
Headquarters- California, United States
Co-Founder, President and CEO– Jensen Huang