Hike, India’s homegrown tech and internet start-up, today announced its research collaboration with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) on new technologies.
Hike aims to partner with more academia to support and foster innovation and research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Speech, Link Prediction, Deep Learning and Computer Vision.
The goal of the research collaboration initiative is to work with stakeholders and academia to help enable more deep-rooted research in AI and ML in the country.
The company believes that multiple collaborations across academic disciplines can best leverage the bright minds of the country. Building on each other’s work also solves many fundamental challenges of the country. This first-of-its-kind initiative by Hike is also aimed at enabling an ecosystem of research within the country that will help advance technological competence and know-how in the field of AI and ML.
“We are extremely excited about the talent and innovation present in this country, through our research collaborations we aim to help nourish this talent further. By facilitating this research opportunity, we want to help enable the Indian academia to connect to early-stage research and support the translation of that research to fuel advancement in the AI & ML ecosystem,” added Anshuman Misra, VP Operations, Hike.
“We are extremely proud to be beginning this partnership with Hike. A project of this depth is one of the first in the AI & ML ecosystems, and we hope this encourages more Indian academia to partner with Hike. We believe this will play a huge role in facilitating our students to help create a future shaped by open research,” said Tanmoy Chakraborty, Director, Laboratory for Computational Social Systems (LCS2), Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi.