Mindtree sets up AI faculty fellow position at IIT-M

PTI New Delhi | Updated on September 17, 2018 Published on September 17, 2018

IT firm Mindtree on Monday said it has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras to set up a faculty fellow position in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Through this endowment, Mindtree will help accelerate the development of technology innovation in fields like AI, data analytics, and machine learning, the company said in a statement.

Research projects

“AI and Data Science are key priorities for our clients as these technologies offer immense potential to create new business opportunities. IIT-Madras is one of the global leaders in this field and the collaboration will help accelerate innovation,” the company’s CEO and Managing Director Rostow Ravanan said.

Mindtree will further extend the partnership with IIT-Madras to include research projects focusing on related topics such as personalisation, conversational interfaces and natural language generation, the statement said.

“Considering the speed with which technology is evolving, such partnerships are vital for the business ecosphere. AI, Data Sciences, and Machine Learning are new territory for a majority of organisations, and a deep association with Mindtree will give our students and teachers valuable exposure to the industry’s needs,” IIT-Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said.

Published on September 17, 2018
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