BANGALORE, INDIA: The Government of Karnataka today announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, with Nasscom as its program and implementation partner.
To be established with an estimated investment of Rs 40 crore on a public-private partnership model, the CoE aims to position Karnataka as one amongst the top five global innovation centers AI over the next five years.
The center will set the strategic direction, provide technology infrastructure and promote investment into research and innovation of cutting-edge DS and AI solutions, proliferate data-driven decision making by enterprises and government, and enhance capacities of academic institutions to impart DS and AI education.
Priyank Kharge, Minister for IT, BT & Tourism, Government of Karnataka, said, “Data Science & Artificial Intelligence is a capability which will determine the future of corporations & governments alike. This Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence will be a catalyst for the growth of data science and artificial intelligence, and provide a head-start to, not just the state, but India as a destination to develop global products and solutions.”
R Chandrashekhar, President, Nasscom, said “Businesses across the globe are undergoing rapid changes propelled by digital disruption. Considering the opportunity that emerging digital technologies that will provide in times to come, this CoE-DS&AI is strategically placed to provide data-backed solutions to many complex problems of the world.”
R Chandrasekhar also announced that the initiative has received overwhelming response from its industry partners. IBM, Intel, Digital Ocean, and NVIDIA have in-principle agreed to support this program.