Tata Sons Chairman-Designate and outgoing CEO of TCS N Chandrasekaran has said that data collection mechanism and intelligent systems such as machine learning and artificial intelligence would help in synthesising the issues and develop responses (solutions).

“Bots (robots) can deliver the responses in the future. The amount of automation is going to be magical.

“There is a huge opportunity for research in artificial intelligence,” he said while addressing students of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Hyderabad) here on Monday.

Chandrasekaran was here to inaugurate the Kohli Research Block at the Kohli Center on Intelligent systems (KCIS). FC Kohli, the TCS founder who is considered to be the father of Indian IT industry, was also present at the event.

KCIS was established at IIIT-Hyderabad premises in July 2015 with CSR funding from TCS Foundation to focus on research and entrepreneurship in the area of Intelligent Systems. The Kohli Research Block was set up on campus with 60,000 sq ft of built-up area.

“The Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems will energise education and research in this critical area at the institute.

“The centre will intensify research done at the institute and undertake joint activities involving other academic institutions as well as research labs in the government and industry,” said PJ Narayanan, Director of IIIT-Hyderabad, said.