Ericsson sets up global AI lab in Bangalore

15th December 2018
Ericsson sets up global AI  lab in Bangalore
Ericsson Bangalore facility

Bangalore, December 15 2018: Ericsson has set up a Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) here yesterday. This innovation hub focus on research and development in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation.
his newly launched GAIA facility  will leverage cutting edge AI and Automation technologies to create data driven, intelligent, and robust systems for automation, evolution, and growth.
Ericsson has set up Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerators in US and Sweden apart from India this  year.  Ericsson’s  GAIA  in  Bangalore will  help  create  150  new  jobs  for  data  scientists, engineers, ML/AI architects, and software developers in 2019.
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Says Sanjeev Tyagi, Head of Ericsson R&D Bangalore. “The setting up of Global AI Accelerator in India is testament to Ericsson’s long-term commitment to India, to the rich talent pool as well as the vibrant ecosystem available in the country. GAIA has been set up as a central unit to be able to accelerate projects across Ericsson’s portfolio across the 4 Business Areas as well as customer projects across the 5 Market Areas.” states
 “With the advent of 5G and IoT, we expect to see an explosion in the number of potential ways in which we will use the networks of the future. The traditional methods of managing and running networks will no longer scale. AI/ML driven automation will be a necessity to manage these networks. These data-centric technologies also open up the potential to tap new revenue generating opportunities and business models for telecom service providers”,  adds  Tyagi.
The Company intends to explore partnerships with telecom service providers, industry stakeholders, startups and academia to bolster innovation.