The Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT-Bombay) has partnered with e-commerce giant Amazon for the creation of an AI-ML initiative, a collaboration which will fund research projects, PhD fellowships, and community events, such as research symposia.
The initiative led by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of IIT-Bombay will advance artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) within speech, language and multimodal AI domains, a news release noted.
“Our top research minds have always attracted the attention of companies interested in scientific study. With industry collaborators like Amazon who have a deep sense of technology and global reach, we hope to expedite the deployment of technologies in the field of AI-ML,” said Subhasis Chaudhuri, director, of IIT Bombay.
Commenting on the initiative, Milind Atrey, Dean of Research and Development, IIT, Bombay said, “We are glad that Amazon is entering India within the realm of academic-industrial collaboration with IIT Bombay. It will foster innovation in three ways, through community projects, research projects, and fellowships, which will indeed spur development in AI and ML domains, as well as other areas, as the relationship progresses.”
Amazon and IIT- Bombay who are already in a tie-up, have honoured Preethi Jyothi associate professor of computer science and engineering, IIT-Bombay, with the Amazon Research Award in 2022 for her work in speech recognition.