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Karnataka launches Centre for Excellence

(Rptg correcting date)

Bengaluru, Sep 28 (UNI) Karnataka has launched Centre of Excellence
for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DS&AI), with
NASSCOM as the Program & Implementation Partner.
"The Centre, set-up with an estimated investment of Rs 40 crore,
will be the first-of-its-kind port based on Public-Private
Partnership model and will accelerate the ecosystem in the State and
provide the impetus for development of data science and artificial
intelligence across the country," Minister for IT, BT and Tourism
Priyank Kharge said today.
He said, "Karnataka has led the IT revolution in India and has
always been at the forefront in areas of Science & Information
Technology. This Centre is logical next step required to provide
the right fillip to areas of data sciences and artificial
intelligence and give a head-start to, not just the state, but India
as a destination to develop global product solutions."
The CoE aims to position Karnataka as one amongst the top five
global innovation centre in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
(DS&AI) over the next five years. The center will set the strategic
direction, provide technology infrastructure and promote investment
into research and innovation of cutting-edge DS & AI solutions,
proliferate data-driven decision making by enterprises and
government, and enhance capacities of academic institutions to
impart DS & AI education.
Mr Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, IT BT & Tourism Government
of Karnataka said "Businesses across the globe are undergoing rapid
changes propelled by digital disruption. Considering the opportunity
that emerging digital technologies that will provide in times to
come, this CoE-DS&AI is strategically placed to provide data-backed
solutions to many complex problems of the world."
UNI MSP RS CS1511
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