IIT-M bags USD 1 million Google aid- The New Indian Express

IIT-M bags USD 1 million Google aid- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Google on Monday announced that it will give a USD 1 million grant to IIT Madras to establish a first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary center for responsible AI in India. The center will conduct research on various aspects of bias in artificial intelligence, particularly from an Indian context.

The center will bring together experts including technologists, sociologists, policy and legal experts from academia, industry and government under one roof to study all aspects of the Responsible AI domain.
Professor at IIT Madras, B Ravindran, who will head the Center for Responsible AI, said with the increase in the development and deployment of AI (artificial intelligence) systems, it is imperative to establish responsible guidelines to ensure fair , ensuring ethical and safe use of AI-based solutions.

“There is a need to develop technology that is understandable to the end users, that offers strong safety and performance guarantees, and to raise awareness about the impact of the technology on society,” he said.
“We thank Google for partnering with us for a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country and for being the first collaborator of the center,” Ravidran, who heads the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC- DSAI) stands. ) added at IIT Madras.

Meanwhile, Google said in a statement that its highest priority is to protect people on the Internet every day, and artificial intelligence is the foundation for this effort. As the number of digital users and businesses in India grows, so does the attack, the statement added.

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