BENGALURU: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, on Monday announced that it will provide a corpus grant worth `24 crore over the next three years to the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi to establish the Infosys Centre for Artificial Intelligence on its Okhla campus.
The centre will initially be headed by Srikanth Saripalli, an expert in robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), currently spending his sabbatical at IIIT-Delhi. The centre will facilitate work on both fundamental and applied aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and focus on areas such as robotics, machine learning, computer vision, AI for software systems, large-scale data analytics, among others.
Several faculty members of IIIT-Delhi will be associated with the centre, and research will be conducted by PhD scholars, post-docs, students, and visiting researchers.
The centre will start a specialised MTech course. IIIT-Delhi will also publish research papers, develop tools, and conduct faculty and research development programs in AI and robotics, a statement said
A key highlight of the project is that the research will draw on real-time data to develop a deeper understanding of AI for societal benefits, and the application of AI in education and related areas, the statement added.
Speaking of the objective of the centre, Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said: “Our endeavor is to facilitate the creative exchange of ideas in collaboration with IIIT-Delhi and the government. We will also provide training opportunities for students and teachers in AI and robotics.”