As part of jointly conducting research in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Sciences, the premium educational institution in Chennai, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has inked a joint development agreement with the Applied Materials India recently.
According to a statement issued by AMI, the aim of forging such an alliance will eventually benefit industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Display and Semi-Conductors. What with the present enthusiasm about the developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence, apparently, the move to jointly work on this arena will be a significant step towards transforming the state of the art technology concepts into a reality.
While throwing light on the JDA, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director of IIT Madras has said that the Institute was pleased to partner with AMI in the burgeoning area of AI. What is more, IIT Madras is already in the forefront in the AI horizon and subsequently bringing the expertise from academics and industry together will give it humongous opportunities for making early breakthroughs in applications. "We are striving hard to stay abreast of developments in technology and hence welcome this opportunity to add momentum to our research into AI", Prof Ramamurthi pointed out.
As per the JDA, the work to be conducted includes research on using representational neural networks and machine learning methods to combine time-series and images for Technology Enabled Software Solutions (TES), advanced image analysis using novel algorithms based on graphics processors or hybrid compute architectures, and evaluation/investigation of an optimal computational environment to develop advanced big data analytics using devices such as GPUs, CPUs, FPGAs, hybrid clusters and others.
Dr. Om Nalamasu, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Applied Materials Inc., said, “Materials engineering innovations are key to achieving the new compute models, chip architectures and materials systems needed to realize the potential of Artificial Intelligence. Applied Materials’ collaboration with IIT Madras is focused on the breakthroughs that can accelerate this new era.”
Srinivas Satya, Country President and Managing Director, Applied Materials India, and Dr. Om Nalamasu signed the JDA on behalf of Applied Materials India with Prof Krishnan Balasubramanian, Dean, Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research from IIT Madras.
Speaking on the occasion, Satya said: “For more than a decade, Applied Materials and the Indian Institute of Technology have been working together to advance the semiconductor ecosystem in India. We are excited to build upon this success to shape a long-term and productive relationship with IIT Madras.”
Applied Materials, Inc. is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Furthermore, its expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality.