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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.