Contributing to the progress of Indian NLP, IIT Madras faculty jointly with AI4Bharat has developed AI models to process text in 11 Indian regional languages. These models and datasets will be freely available for Indian start-ups, students etc to solve India-centric problems with technology. The models take advantages of the similarities between Indian languages to make efficient use of data.
American Express established a Data Analytics, Risk & Technology (DART) lab at IIT-Madras. The lab will be a world-class hub for research in risk analytics and behavioural sciences by using AI, ML etc. It will work on developing risk management techs, based on humans’ strengths and weaknesses. AmEx will provide scholarships to economically underprivileged and meritorious students, including ‘Ambition Awards’ for deserving women students at IIT Madras.
Muse Wearables, an IIT Madras start-up is developing a wristband that can detect early COVID-19 symptoms using sensors for skin temperature, heart rate etc. It recently raised Rs 22 cr for the same. Pricing Rs 3500, the watch will be sold in 70 countries by August. It provides administrative control to monitor containment zones’ suspected cases; integrates with Aarogya Setu to alert users of COVID hotspots/containment zones; generates SoS in cases of emergency.
IIT Madras, Great Learning will offer a 9-month Advanced Certification Program in Software Engineering for IoT, Cloud, Blockchain. Delivered by top-notch IIT Madras, Great Learning faculty, it will have 300 hours of online video learning sessions, live learning sessions, practical projects in cloud, blockchain, IoT. Upon completion, a certificate from IIT Madras will be awarded. This course aims to make job-ready software engineers with recession-proof careers.