IIIT-H Announces Launch Of AAAI, India Chapter

June 05, 2017 17:43
IIIT-H Announces Launch Of AAAI, India Chapter

IIIT-H Announces Launch Of AAAI, India Chapter:- An announcement has been made by the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Hyderabad for the launch of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), India chapter on its premises.

AAAI, a non-profit society, will be dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.


In addition, it will also promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence, increasing public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.

IIIT-Hyderabad, Director, PJ Narayanan said, “An Indian chapter of AAAI is very timely, considering how computers influence almost every aspect of our lives, right from banking, to health care to entertainment. The underlying technology will have a very high positive impact, and we are proud to be a part of it.

Various meets, workshops, symposia and seminars on AI for industry, academia and start ups through the year, will be organized by the Indian chapter of AAAI. This is in aim with AAAI’s objective of increasing knowledge and interest in AI across India.

Prof. Kamalakar Karlapalem of IIIT-Hyderabad, C Anantaram, Principal Scientist at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Prof Vineeth Balasubramanian from IIT-Hyderabad, are the India chapter office bearers for AAAI.

A special lecture by Subbarao Kambhampati, professor of Computer Science at Arizona State University, and current president of the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI) was organized to mark the occasion.

Prof Mr. Kambhapati spoke on the rise of AI and the challenges of Human-Aware AI Systems. He also explored on the recent progress and heightened expectations of AI in a broader perspective. The important open problems, including the need for human-aware AI systems, were identified by Mr. Kambhapati.


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