On Thursday, Google announced in Google for India event in New Delhi that this company is going to start an artificial intelligence (AI) lab called Google Research India in Bengaluru. This artificial intelligence lab will collaborate with researchers across India and use the developments to enhance the apps and services it offers along with using the research in the field of healthcare and education.
Google mentioned that the lab will be a part of Google’s global network of researchers and it will support them by publishing research papers and participating in conferences.
Jay Yagnik, the Vice President, and Google Fellow, Google AI mentioned in a blog post that “The artificial intelligence team will be guided by Dr. Manish Gupta, the computer scientist and will also be joined by Prof. Milind Tambe as Director of artificial intelligence for Social Good.
This team will focus on two important things, “First, advancing fundamental computer science and artificial intelligence research by building a powerful team and partnering with the research community through the country. Second, applying this research to tackle big problems in fields like healthcare, agriculture, and education while also using it to make apps and services used by billions of people more helpful,”.
Yagnik also mentioned that Google is looking for collaborating with the academic institutions and scientific research community in India.
Currently, Google is hiring for the lab in Bengaluru. Artificial intelligence is opening up the next phase of technological advances. And with its world-class engineering talent, strong computer science programs and entrepreneurial drive, India has the potential to lead the way in using AI to tackle big challenges,”.