New York, USA and Bangalore, India – Apr 01, 2022 – Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced a three-year collaboration with the University of South Carolina and the Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (IIT, Patna) under a co-innovation model for AI research.
This co-innovation model represents a joint research endeavour engaging doctoral candidates from industries, academia and Wipro focused on developing futuristic AI solutions in areas that generate large volumes of data and rely upon processing complex documents. It also encapsulates third-party collaboration to assess active industry needs and jointly devise solutions under the doctoral guidance program.
“Wipro’s initiative to collaborate with top national and international academic partners in Natural Language Processing is pathbreaking. The co-innovation model pursued by this collaboration has a significantly higher chance to achieve tangible results for all involved,” said Prof. Amit Sheth, founding director of the AI Institute at the University of South Carolina. “AIISC @UoSC has years of experience building and applying knowledge graphs in research and commercial applications. Wipro’s industry expertise and our capabilities shall enhance natural-language understanding of tasks across data-intensive industries.”
“This initiative with Wipro and AIISC @UoSC shall enable significant advancements in AI technologies through complementary expertise and research. The impact of this will be seen in the translation of technology into useable applications with potential business values,” said Prof. Asif Ekbal, Associate Professor, IIT, Patna.
“Wipro Holmes has long been a recognized leader in the AI space, enabling clients to harness AI in their corporate strategy and maximize business outcomes. This initiative further demonstrates our commitment to accelerate advances in AI from research to industry adoption,” said Mukund Kalmanker, Vice President and Global Head – AI Solutions, Wipro Limited.
The current program is being managed by Dr. Amitava Das, Lead Scientist, AI Solutions, Wipro Limited, who has spent more than a decade in academia in USA, Europe, and Japan and has also served as a faculty member in various prestigious academic institutions like IIIT.
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Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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