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IIT-H collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India's first AI Technology Centre

Hyderabad, Jul 9 (UNI) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad entered into a collaboration with NVIDIA, a multi-national technology company, to establish India’s first ‘NVIDIA AI Technology Centre’ (NVAITC) to accelerate research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its commercial adoption.
An event was held on Thursday to mark the commencement of operations of the Centre, a statement here said.
IIT-Hyderabad already houses two NVIDIA DGX-1TM systems and an NVIDIA DGX-2TM system dedicated to Research being undertaken at the Institute.
The NVAITC will accelerate research for the 220 faculty at IIT Hyderabad, which is already among India’s foremost research institutions in just over a decade into its inception.
Highlighting the significant benefits of this state-of-the-art facility, Prof B S Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said,“As an IIT with a strong fundamental and technological research focus, the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is very happy to join NVIDIA’s NVAITC program.
This combination of NVIDIA’s leading-edge technology for AI Compute and some of the finest minds in the country from IIT Hyderabad will bring synergy to help find solutions to uniquely Indian challenges, be it enhancing crop yield or safer cities.
This will build on the strong AI capabilities IIT Hyderabad has built, including the country’s first B.Tech in AI program.”
This collaboration between IIT Hyderabad and NVIDIA will focus on advancing AI research in the areas of Agriculture and Smart Cities besides Language Understanding.
The projects that would be taken up include increasing crop yield using AI algorithms and applying AI-based solutions to support safer transportation systems and better ways of managing traffic, among others.
Speaking about the collaboration, Mr Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director for NVIDIA South Asia, said, “NVIDIA is powering the AI revolution across research facilities everywhere.Our collaboration with IIT Hyderabad will accelerate AI research and help create innovative solutions to real-world challenges.”
The NVAITC represents another step in NVIDIA’s collaborations within the state of Telangana. The State Government recently announced 2020 as the ‘Year of AI’ with an aim to establish Hyderabad among the top 25 global AI innovation hubs.
NVIDIA is already a partner to the government of Telangana in this endeavor, the statement added.
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