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Hyderabad Gets an AI Research Center Powered by Intel India, Government, & Academia

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Tech major Intel India joins hands with the government of Telangana, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) to launch INAI, an applied artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Hyderabad. The announcement was made during the 2020 Virtual Summit. The company defines INAI as an endeavor to apply AI to population-scale problems in the Indian context. Coupled with the ecosystem collaboration,

the center will focus on identifying and solving challenges in the healthcare and smart mobility segments.

In a statement published by Intel, Nivruti Rai, Intel country head for India and vice president of the Data Platforms Group, said, “With its unique strengths of talent, technology, data availability, and the potential for population-scale AI adoption, India has this tremendous opportunity to lead human-centric applications and democratize AI for the world. Our aspiration is to make AI synonymous with India as we strive to achieve the true potential of AI in critical segments like healthcare, smart mobility and the future of work by advancing innovation, research, technology and skills.”

She added, “The launch of the Applied AI Research Center, initiatives to train students on AI readiness skills and the 2020 Summit reinforce our commitment towards realizing the exponential impact of AI in an inclusive, collaborative and responsible manner.”

According to Intel, INAI, based out of IIIT-H, is aiming to become a catalyst to accelerate India’s leadership in AI by driving innovation and entrepreneurship, creating national assets such as curated datasets, computing infrastructure, tools and frameworks with the aim to attract global talent for high-impact research towards social sector development.

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