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India to Create Innovative AI Models for the World in 2019: IBM Executive

India to Create Innovative AI Models for the World in 2019: IBM Executive

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Dec 2018 5:48 AM GMT

New Delhi: India is at the forefront of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) surge and next year will see more local innovations from the country with broader adoptions across various sectors globally, a top IBM executive said on Friday.

According to Sriram Raghavan, Vice President, IBM Research-India and Singapore, 2018 has been an exciting year for IBM Research India lab with some path-breaking work coming out of it.

“The team’s contribution in the area of trusted AI is now part of IBM AI Open Scale and continues to be the focus for IBM research globally and in India,” Raghavan said in a statement.

“Further, for next year, our collaboration with IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay will help us advance the work in the area of casual reasoning and trusted AI and further contribute in making AI system get trained with key traits like reasoning, comprehension and transparency,” added Raghavan, also the CTO, IBM India/South Asia.

IBM on Friday released a 2018 retrospective on AI, stressing that the technology has moved beyond the nascent stage.

According to Dario Gil, COO of IBM Research, they are keeping an eye on three trends in AI for 2019.

First is human intuition that helps us understand cause/effect presents an enormous obstacle to machines.

“We’ll see improvements in ‘causal modelling’ techniques that will push AI from asking ‘what happened’ to asking ‘what would happen, based on possible actions,” Gil wrote in a blog post.

Secondly, trust and transparency will continue to drive the AI-conversation. (IANS)

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