IIT Kharagpur is setting up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research with alumni support. This was announced by the Director, Prof. P P Chakrabarti on the occasion of Foundation Day, on August 18, 2017, in a press conference.
Though AI — that has been slowly redefining computer science research along with cloud computing — is a part of the existing academic courses, it lacks facilities for dedicated and stand-alone research, says a report by the Times of India. The Institute has been exploring AI algorithms and machine learning to help deal with planning issues and complex data. The centre is expected to provide a boost to such research, states the report.
The activities of the centre will include the following: