Research collaboration on AI techniques announced

IIT-Delhi, IBM announce partnership

November 30, 2018 01:50 am | Updated 01:50 am IST - NEW DELHI

The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and IBM on Thursday announced a multi-year research collaboration on artificial intelligence (AI) techniques.

The aim of the research is to discover novel AI techniques that can help organisations make informed decisions by being able to logically reason with their AI systems. Under the project, AI systems will be trained to comprehend complex questions using natural language techniques and derive new insights using domain knowledge.

IIT-Delhi Director V. Ramgopal Rao said, “India has immense talent to accelerate innovation in AI and related technologies. We are happy to collaborate with IBM Research scientists and provide opportunities to our students and faculty colleagues to work on some of the complex problems around AI and apply the solutions to real-world scenarios.”

The teams plan to publish their research in peer-reviewed academic journals, and release datasets and open challenges to the research community to identify new areas in making AI decisions better.

“Today, an AI system is not trained to explain its decision-making process. IBM researchers will partner with students and professors from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-Delhi to address this issue and conduct joint research to inculcate in AI systems some key traits like reasoning, comprehension and inferencing,” said the institute.

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