B.Tech in Ar­tif­i­cal In­tel­li­gence

The Hindu - - EDGE -

In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Hy­der­abad is launch­ing a full-fledged B.Tech. pro­gramme in Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) from the aca­demic year (2019-2020).

It has be­come the first In­dian ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion to of­fer such a fullfledged B.Tech. pro­gramme in AI and likely the third in­sti­tute glob­ally — af­ter Carnegie Mel­lon Univer­sity and Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (MIT). The course will have an in­take of around 20 stu­dents who can take the pro­gramme through the JEE-Ad­vanced.

The mis­sion of the Depart­ment of Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence, IIT Hy­der­abad, is to pro­duce stu­dents with a sound un­der­stand­ing of the fun­da­men­tals of the­ory and prac­tice of AI and ma­chine learn­ing. It also aims to en­able stu­dents to be­come lead­ers in the in­dus­try and academia na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally and meet the press­ing de­mands of the na­tion in the ar­eas of AI and ma­chine learn­ing.

IIT Hy­der­abad is al­ready of­fer­ing an M.Tech. pro­gramme in Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence — Ma­chine Learn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to Prof U.B. De­sai, Di­rec­tor, IIT Hy­der­abad, said, “The ba­sic aim is to cre­ate a com­plete ecosys­tem for Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence aca­demics and re­search at IIT Hy­der­abad. This in­volves B.Tech., M.Tech. and dif­fer­ent mi­nor pro­grammes in AI. More­over, the R&D will be strongly en­twined with aca­demics.”

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