IIT Hyderabad, Andhra Mahila Sabha to establish centre for geo-spatial AI

The CGDT, which will be set up by IIT Hyderabad, Andhra Mahila Sabha and Neer Interactive Solutions , will spearhead research in geo spatial AI and digital twins.

MV Panduranga Rao, professor will lead the CGDT at IIT Hyderabad. (Image: Press Release)MV Panduranga Rao, professor will lead the CGDT at IIT Hyderabad. (Image: Press Release)

Divyansh | August 26, 2023 | 02:18 PM IST

NEW DELHI: IIT Hyderabad has entered into a partnership with Andhra Mahila Sabha (AMS) and Neer Interactive Solutions Private Limited to create a centre for geo-spatial AI and digital twins (CGDT). Through the initiative, IIT Hyderabad endeavours to spearhead research and innovation in the fields of geo-spatial artificial intelligence (AI) and digital twin technologies.

IIT Hyderabad said the centre will be established under the guidance of Chakrapani, chairman, AMS; Jai Sankar, CEO, Neer Interactive Solutions; BS Murty, director, IITH, and MV Panduranga Rao, professor, department of CSE, IITH. Rao will lead the centre and serve as the financial signing authority while Jai Sankar will act as the project director and liaison for projects.

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This centre will serve as a hub for research, development, and application of geo-spatial AI and digital twins across various sectors, including defence, industry, environmental safety, climate change, wildlife, and more.

The objectives of the centre are to develop indigenous digital twin technology, designing BIM-GIS solutions, integrating wireless and internet of things (IoT) technologies, enhancing safety measures for shipyards and ports, implementing data analytics for security and monitoring, and creating geo AI models for various applications.

Murty said, "We are thrilled to embark on this journey of innovation and knowledge exchange alongside Andhra Mahila Sabha and Neer Interactive Solutions. The Center for Geo-spatial AI and Digital Twins represents a convergence of academia and industry expertise, offering a platform to invent and innovate in technology for humanity and tackle some of the most pressing challenges in today's world.".

Chakrapani said, "Arts and Science College Andhra Mahila Sabha, Hyderabad, has entered into a very significant phase of its evolution today by entering into a MoU with IITH and Neer Interactives, for setting up a Geo Spatial Centre to carry out significant work in sensitive areas of India's defence. The Centre being set up at IITH is expected to provide expert knowledge to certain strategic places in shipyards and other sectors. This is also likely to play a vital role for female students in providing employment avenues and entrepreneurial opportunities. This is in tune with Dr Durgabai Desh Mukh's (its legendary founder) vision of skill development of young girls.".

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