CSR : Mphasis sets up Center of Excellence for Cognitive Computing in collaboration with IIIT-B

~ To invest INR 50 M over the next three years to co-create open source IP assets to solve social and enterprise challenges.

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BENGALURU: Mphasis, a leading IT solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced its collaboration with International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) to set up an Mphasis – IIIT-B Center of Excellence for Cognitive Computing.

The Center will focus on applied research with relevance for society and enterprises. Mphasis will invest more than Rs. 50 M over the next three years on this initiative.

The key expected outcomes from the Mphasis – IIIT-B Center of Excellence for Cognitive Computing includes:

  • World-class proof of concepts, prototypes, and research papers. All intellectual assets generated from the program would be open sourced and accessible for everyone.
  • Annual conferences and workshops to encourage collaboration and knowledge exchange between academia and industry
  • Periodic cognitive computing training programs for students from underserved communities
  • A think tank to provide consultation for startups, industry partners and Government.

“Cognitive technology is transforming all aspects of enterprises and society today. This requires dedicated investments to build a world class ecosystem accessible for all.  We have a great partner in IIIT-B and together we are committed to building the first of its kind cognitive computing center focusing on machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, sensors and augmented reality,” said Nitin Rakesh, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Mphasis.

“IIIT-Bangalore has a unique combination of depth of Information technology skills and a focus on solving large scale societal problems in healthcare, education and smart governance. The seamless connect between academics, research and innovation enables technology to be transformed into products. The partnership with Mphasis provides a powerful way to enhance our research in cognitive computing and reach out to the sections of society that can benefit the most from it,” said Prof. S. Sadagopan, Director at IIIT-B.

The maiden conference to discuss societal and enterprise challenges and the inauguration of the Center of Excellence for Cognitive Computing, IIIT-B campus will be scheduled in June 2018.

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