Bangalore, March 15, 2022: The not-for-profit foundation, AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) promoted by Indian Institute of Science and supported by AI foundry, has organized the ARTPARK Innovation Summit 2022.
The one-day hybrid event, held yesterday, themed “Connecting the Unconnected '' witnessed an exchange of ideas on important topics such as how to create next-generation connectivity in rural areas, Health AI for Bharat, Connecting Bharat with Drones, using AI and technology to bridge the education and skills gap, and the importance of AI and robotics development and application. Live demo sessions of various legged robots, multi-terrain teleoperated UGVs, advanced air mobility solutions developed by ARTPARK & IISc, along with other startups, were also arranged for the attendees.
Dr Ashwath Narayan C N, Minister (IT, BT & ST, Higher Education), Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Prashanth Prakash (Accel), Dr Chintan Vaishnav (Mission Director, Atal Innovation Missionand several other innovation enthusiasts from industry, academia, and government, discussed the creation of next wave of job growth outside of metro cities in India by connecting the unconnected population of the country with frontier technologies like 5G, AI & Robotics.
In his inaugural note, Dr Ashwath Narayan said: “How do we take the fruits of AI & Robotics technology to Bharat to create the next wave of jobs after the IT & BPO wave is a critical question. We have supported the creation of ARTPARK and this massive initiative by them will help the country's youth outside urban India not only access the next generation of digital work but also acquire the skills they need to thrive in an AI-driven future.”
“Jobs are the need of the hour. As the country's premier educational institute we feel that it is our responsibility to contribute to that. ARTPARK was created to use technology, specifically AI & Robotics, for the country's betterment. I am delighted to see that they are using technology to connect the unconnected in diverse areas like education & healthcare. IISc is at the forefront of research in frontier technologies like 5G and UAVs and ARTPARK is using that expertise to create a better India for tomorrow”, said, Prof Rangarajan, Director, IISc, Chair BOD ARTPARK