The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the government of Andhra Pradesh, has set up a Centre of Excellence for IoT and AI at the Andhra University campus in Visakhapatnam.
The center, aimed at promoting innovation in emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, and robotics, was inaugurated by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, in the presence of Mekapati Goutham Reddy, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Information Technology and Skill Development, the government of Andhra Pradesh, and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Secretary, MeitY, GoI.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar stated that digital and emerging technologies will shape the journey of India over the next 25 years. IoT and AI will have a significant impact on the future of the technology landscape and the economy in general. In the coming years, it is critical that the CoE becomes a living, breathing, and growing hub of energy, dynamism, entrepreneurship, and technology. The world now looks to India as a dependable and trustworthy supply chain partner. The target of a $1 trillion digital economy is real and achievable, he said.
“We’re going to create an incubation hub. We have nine technologies that we believe will be the sunrise technologies for global events: artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotic process automation, edge computing (an extension to cloud computing), quantum computing, virtual reality and augmented reality, blockchain, IoT, 5G, and cyber security,” said Mekapati Goutham Reddy.