IIT-BHU and AWS to establish AI and cloud computing lab

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar witnessing the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IIT-BHU & Amazon to adopt Amazon Web Services program and establish an Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing, in New Delhi on June 19, 2018.

The Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and Amazon Internet Services (AISPL) has signed an MoU to to help establish an artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) Cloud Research Lab.

The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation for India. This collaboration will help accelerate cloud-related technical expertise for students and boost their readiness as they prepare to undertake the industry-recognized certification.

AWS offers over 125 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, application development, deployment and management; and these features will be available to IIT-BHU faculty, researchers and students to develop innovative solutions for India.

Professor Rajeev Sangal, Director, IIT-BHU said, “This MoU agreement helps our students develop technical proficiency with AWS Cloud skills and its advanced technologies in artificial Intelligence and machine learning before they graduate.”

Rahul Sharma, President – Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services said, ”We are pleased to work with IIT BHU to build a strong foundation of students skilled in using AWS Cloud, including advanced technologies such as AI, ML, serverless computing, big data analysis, Internet of Things, and many others. This helps nurture young talent in their quest for innovation, which is a critical cornerstone in advancing the economic growth for India.”


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