IIT Bombay Google Cloud to set up Chair Professorship to enhance research on generative AI

IIT Bombay, Google Cloud to Set Up Chair Professorship to Enhance Research on Generative AI

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Google Cloud India will set up a Chair Professorship that will support and enhance research in the field of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI). The chair will be called ‘Google Cloud Chair’.

The term ‘Chair’ is given to endowed professorships in one of the highest honours awarded in the academic arena. The endowed Chair Professorship will support and enhance research in the academia and strengthen research collaborations, said IIT-Bombay.

The appointee will be expected to initiate new academic courses and consolidate existing ones, participate in collaborative activities with Google Cloud and provide academic and technical leadership in the broad area of their respective field. IIT Bombay and Google Cloud are expected to jointly determine the indicators to measure the impact of the Chair Professorship.

Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay said, “Such Chairs are an essential constituent to IIT Bombay’s endeavour of attracting the best and brightest students, researchers and professors and creating future leaders and innovators.”

“Our aim is to provide academic and technical leadership in Generative AI and initiate and provide expert guidance in Research and Development programmes supported by government agencies and by the industry,” said Anil Bhansali, VP Engineering and Head of India Development Center, Google Cloud.

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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