To be established with around Rs 40 crore, the CoE will be its first-of-its-kind port based on a public-private partnership model
The Government of Karnataka has launched a Centre of Excellence for data science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DS&AI) in collaboration with NASSCOM.
To be established with around Rs 40 crore, the CoE will be 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 will work towards accelerating innovation, enabling industry-oriented research, promoting adoption of data-driven decision making by enterprises and enabling appropriate skills & talent development.
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 or advanced start-ups.
Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT & Tourism, Government of Karnataka, said, “Karnataka has led the IT revolution in India and has always been at the forefront in areas of science and information technology. Our Government has played the key role for Karnataka to be known as the start-up capital in the country through NASSCOM by establishing India’s first start-up warehouse. 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.”
The CoE aims to position Karnataka as one amongst the top five global innovation centers AI over the next five years. IBM, Intel, Digital Ocean, and NVIDIA have in-principle agreed to support this program. NASSCOM is also in dialogue with other partners to this Centre of Excellence.
Source : The Hindu