Automation is going to be magical, says Tata Sons Chairman-designate

Chandrasekaran inaugurates Kohli Research Block on IIIT-H campus

Updated - January 17, 2017 07:58 am IST

Published - January 17, 2017 12:41 am IST - HYDERABAD:

TCS Chairman designateTata Sons, N Ramachandran inaugrates the new F C Kohli Research Block at IIIT in Hyderabad on Monday.Also seen are FC Kohli and his wife.

TCS Chairman designateTata Sons, N Ramachandran inaugrates the new F C Kohli Research Block at IIIT in Hyderabad on Monday.Also seen are FC Kohli and his wife.

Tata Sons Chairman-designate N. Chandrasekaran has stated that the amount of automation that is possible in future is going to be magical and it provides India an opportunity to do pioneering research in Intelligent Systems.

Mr. Chandrasekaran inaugurated the Kohli Research Block on the campus of the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), here on Monday.

The Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) was launched in July 2015 with the corporate social responsibility funding from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Foundation to give a fillip to research, teaching and entrepreneurship in the area of Intelligent Systems.

Speaking after inaugurating the research centre set up with 60,000 sq. ft. built-up area spread across four floors to provide a world-class ambiance for research activities in the specified area, the outgoing Chief Executive of TCS underlined that “the amount of automation that is possible today and that is poised to happen in the future is going to be magical, and we (India) have the unique opportunity in the world to do pioneering research in the area”.

“The state-of-the-art KCIS will provide an impetus to advancements in Information Technology and will bring academics, students, researchers and professionals together with infrastructure conducive to sophisticated research in Intelligent Systems,” Mr. Chandrasekaran said wishing that the research to be taken up at the centre be the best in class.

Stating that setting up KCIS had reinforced TCS’ long-standing commitment to education and research in the cutting-edge technologies, Mr. Chandrasekaran said it had active research groups in several areas of Intelligent Systems.

Director of IIIT-H P.J. Narayanan said KCIS aims to amplify research in the broad areas of Intelligent Systems and it would coordinate research among the relevant groups within the institute as well as industrial and academic research groups in the country and abroad.

Mr. P.J. Narayanan stated that the centre had active research groups in natural language processing, information retrieval, speech processing, computer vision, image processing, machine learning, cognitive science, data sciences and analytics, robotics and others.

Former Deputy Chairman of TCS F.C. Kohli, Chairman of IIIT-Hyderabad Raj Reddy and others were present among the gathering of leaders from the academia and industry.

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