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‘AI & Robotics Technologies Park (ARTPARK) set up in Bengaluru’

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    8th Dec, 2020

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has set up an Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technologies Park (ARTPARK).

Context

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has set up an Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technologies Park (ARTPARK).

About

What is ARTPARK?

  • ARTPARK, is a unique not-for-profit foundation established by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru with support from AI Foundry in a public-private model.
  • With seed funding of Rs. 170 Cr ($22mn) from Department of Science & Technology(DST), Govt. of India, under the National Mission on Inter-disciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS), it will bring about collaborative consortium of partners from industry, academia and government bodies.
  • This will lead to cutting edge innovations in terms of new technologies, standards, products, services and intellectual properties.

What ARTPARK will do?

  • ARTPARK will develop AI & Robotics facilities to support technology innovations as well as capacity building through advanced skills training of students and professionals in these areas.
  • Some of these facilities will be key enablers for whole new sets of technologies, products and services.
  • DataSetu: It will develop DataSetu - that will enable confidentiality and privacy-preserving framework to share data and run analytics spurring the data-sharing ecosystem and create a data marketplace, boosting AI applications and solutions.
  • BhashaSetu: One such service will be BhashaSetu - that will enable real-time Indic language translation, both of speech to speech and speech to text.
    • This will further unlock the economic potential of the country, and enable all Indian citizens to equitably participate in the economic progress, regardless of their language.

Significance of the development

  • Promoting innovation: ARTPARK will promote technology innovations in AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Robotics
  • Positive societal impact: The development will lead to societal impact by executing ambitious mission mode R&D projects in healthcare, education, mobility, infrastructure, agriculture, retail and cyber-security focusing on problems unique to India.
  • Advanced kill development: This premier research translation park will help students and professionals in capacity building through advanced skills training.
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