Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Karnataka Govt. partners with NASSCOM for data science and AI

18 November 2017 | News

NASSCOM is collaborating with the Government as its Program and Implementation Partner.

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The Government of Karnataka has announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DS&AI), with NASSCOM as its program and implementation partner.

To be established with an estimated investment of 40 crores, the CoE will its first-of-its-kind port based on a public-private partnership model, and will accelerate the ecosystem in Karnataka by providing the impetus for the development of data science and artificial intelligence across the country.

NASSCOM, through its partner ecosystem will work towards accelerating innovation, enabling industry-oriented research, promoting adoption of data-driven decision making by enterprises and enabling appropriate skills & talent development.

This proposal has evinced great interest for the industry to collaborate and build collective capabilities for the industry and country in the cutting-edge area of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence.

The Centre of Excellence will provide high-end technology capabilities, data, expertise, thought leadership, and curated programs to augment capabilities across academia, enterprises, government, and innovators / advanced start-ups.

Shri Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT & Tourism, Government of Karnataka, stated that Karnataka has led the IT revolution in India and has always been at the forefront in areas of science and information technology. This Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence will be a catalyst for the growth of data science and artificial intelligence, and provide a head-start to, not just the state, but India as a destination to develop global products and solutions.

Mr. R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM, added that 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.

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