NASSCOM along with Government of Karnataka today launched the Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE – DSAI) in Bengaluru.
Supporting the government’s National Strategy for AI, NASSCOM will facilitate collaboration between NITI Aayog and CoEs and will include NITI Aayog as a knowledge partner. Also, leveraging their skilling platform FutureSkills, NASSCOM and Niti Aayog will together accelerate innovation and cultivate skilling in India.
The CoE initiative is a nationwide program on innovation focusing on solutions in smart manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, agriculture, energy, IoT, banking & financial services, retail, telecom, and host of emerging technologies.
NASSCOM has partnered with Intel and IBM as its founding members and technology advisors for augmenting and accelerating the Data Science & Artificial Intelligence ecosystem in the country.
The centre was inaugurated by KJ George, Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries, IT & BT, Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, in the presence of Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka; Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and VP, Data Center Group, Intel; Nipun Mehrotra, CDO for India/South Asia, IBM; along with Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM and Rishad Premji, Chairman, NASSCOM.
The CoE-DSAI aims to support SMBs, by fast tracking their product development, provide market access to enterprises and assist them by co-creating programs along with other industry partners and start-ups to solve complex and real world business problems.
CoE – DSAI will also work with government & enterprises to make available large datasets for training model, create a technology platform (Cloud + On Premise) with requisite library of solutions and bring experts with deep knowledge of the business to provide mentorship along with sharing of best-practices.
The centre will also partner with universities to develop and provide access to right skill & talent alongside showcasing these emerging businesses across various NASSCOM platforms.