Amrita University to Organize 4-day Int’l Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

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Hyderabad: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 NIRF ranking, is hosting a four-day International Symposium on “Artificial Intelligence for Social Good.” The virtual event, which begins on June 30, 2021, would bring together 46 top academicians, researchers and industry experts from nine countries. Professor Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Bhilai, and Dr. Rajendra Kumar, IAS, Additional Secretary, MeitY are the keynote speakers. Both these institutions are leaders in artificial intelligence in India.

Research, interest, and emerging opportunities in the field of Artificial Intelligence are on the rise globally. In 2020, about 6% of all technology-related patents filed in India related to AI. Given the increasing recognition and visibility of AI globally, it is the right moment to discuss its potential applications to address and mitigate various challenges facing the society.

Prof. Venu Govindaraju from the University at Buffalo, US, who is a renowned expert in AI, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning, would be one of the speakers at the series of Distinguished Talks. Another key topic ‘Women Leaders in AI and Big Data’ will be addressed by Anjul Bhambhri, Senior VP, Adobe Experience Cloud. The lineup of other speakers in this series includes Prof. Steve Simske, Colorado State University, USA, and Dr. Tapati Bandopadhayay, Chair & CEO, AISWITCH Technologies.

The symposium aims to increase interest in the application of AI for social good to realize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Thematic talks on novel research areas, that include AI and Accessibility, Agriculture, Autonomous Vehicles, Healthcare and Well-being, Safety & Surveillance and Smart Environments, will highlight path-breaking research work and further scope and challenges.

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