The National Association of Software and Companies (NASSCOM) has partnered with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the government of Andhra Pradesh to launch a new Center of Excellence for IoT and AI in Visakhapatnam.
The center is located in the Andhra University Campus and will promote the development of innovative emerging technologies in various sectors, including robotics. The center will provide all the infrastructure required for developers to build cutting-edge solutions and also help promote entrepreneurship by providing incubation facilities.
The new Center for Excellence was inaugurated by Union Ministers Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Mekapati Goutham Reddy, and various other government officials, including P. V. G. D. Prasad Reddy. Researchers in the center of excellence will have all the necessary facilities to develop solutions for real-world challenges.
President of Nasscom, Debjani Ghosh, said, “The COE’s, the Center of Excellence have become almost a melting point that beautifully connects the different ecosystems to understand the big problems that technology can solve, brainstorms the best use technology to address these challenges or problems, and jointly co-create solutions.”
The newly launched Center for excellence will use the capabilities of artificial intelligence and the internet of things to bring in revolutions for industries, startups, and academia. Minister for Industries & Commerce, Information Technology and Skill Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mekapati Goutham Reddy, said that if they can become world leaders in nine advanced technologies, namely artificial intelligence, robotics process automation, edge computing, quantum computing, virtual & augmented reality, blockchain, IoT, 5G, and cyber security, then the state can reach a trillion-dollar economy.
“It is absolutely essential that the Center of Excellence becomes not just academic extensions of university, but they become living, breathing growing centers of energy, dynamism, entrepreneurship, and technology development of the kind that we must deliver on in the coming months and years,” said Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship & Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.