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City to have centre for Artificial Intelligence, robotics research

The State budget, despite its conservative approach, did set aside funds for technologies that are expected to play a big role in the future.

Published: 16th March 2017 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th March 2017 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The State budget, despite its conservative approach, did set aside funds for technologies that are expected to play a big role in the future. The two major fields identified by the state to encourage research and innovation are artificial intelligence and machine learning.

According to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Knowledge Commission had identified the two topics “as technology of the future and for adoption of data analytics in decision making.”

Therefore, the state has proposed to establish an Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Centre at the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Bengaluru.
The State has set aside `5 crore for this.  Apart from it, funds have been allocated to explore the potential of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at a cost of `2 crore.

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