Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is going to collaborate with the Government of Telangana for research on artificial intelligence. The institute is partnering with the Information Technology, Electronics and Communication (ITE&C) Department, Government of Telangana, for building/identifying quality datasets, along with third parties such as the industry.

They will also work on education and training to prepare and deliver content and curriculum on AI courses to be delivered to college students along with industry participants.

About the MoU:

The MoU was signed by BS Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, and Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana, Departments of Information Technology (IT) and Industries and Commerce (I&C) during an event held on January 2 as part of ‘2020: Declaring Telangana’s Year of AI’ initiative. Several other MoUs with other organizations were also signed by the Government of Telangana during this occasion.

2020 as the ‘Year of Artificial Intelligence’

The Telangana government declared 2020 as the ‘Year of Artificial Intelligence’ with the objective of promoting its use in various sectors ranging from urban transportation and healthcare to agriculture and others.
The ITE&C Department aims to develop the ecosystem for the industry and to leverage emerging technologies for improving service delivery as part of this collaboration.

IIT Hyderabad to assist Telangana in developing strategy:

IIT Hyderabad will also assist the Telangana State in developing a strategy for AI/HPC (Artificial Intelligence / High-Performance Computing) infrastructure for various state needs and provide technology mentorship to identified partners for exploring and building AI PoCs (Point of Contacts).

The Telangana State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Department’s (ITE&C Department) is a Telangana Government department with a mandate to promote the use of Information Technology (IT) and act as a promoter/facilitator in the field of Information Technology in the state and build an IT driven continuum of Government services.

The vision of the ITE&C department is to leverage IT not only for effective and efficient governance, but also for sustainable economic development and inclusive social development. Its mission is to facilitate collaborative and innovative IT solutions, and to plan for the future growth while protecting and enhancing the quality of life.

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