IBM Research India - 25 years of celebration

Monthly Impact Talks

India today is a powerhouse of innovation in Computer Science related disciplines, spanning across academic research, industry research, translation to applications, and scaling to the demographics of India and globally. IBM Research has had the privilege to be a key contributor in this research and industry ecosystem in India over the last 25 years as a driver for advancements in the state of the art, and as an engaged supporter of the research ecosystem in India. On this occasion of IBM Research's 25 years of presence in India, we at IBM Research India (IRL) are excited to facilitate a year long conversation on some research areas where IRL has made meaningful contributions. This conversation will be held in the form of monthly talks. Each monthly talk will explain some key innovations from IRL in an area, along with a sampling of key innovations from other eminent researchers and leaders in the country. It will explore the evolution of research problems in that area and emerging directions. These talks will be open to the broader Research Community in India.


January 31, 2023

Title : Towards Building Trustworthy AI

Abstract: Lack of Trust in AI is one of the major impediment towards large scale adoption. IBM Research has been at thefore front of developing algorithms, toolkits and systems to enable diverse stakeholders to infuse Trust in AI. In this talk,we will go over different pillars of Trust, their importance and associated tool kits.

February 27, 2023

Title : Building Trusted Conversational Systems

Large language models (LLMs)such as GPT-3, have revolutionizedthe field of conversational systemsby providing advance capabilitiesfor natural language understandingand generation. However, thesemodels still pose significantchallenges and limitations such asgeneration of factually incorrect orin-consistent information.Therefore, adoption of LLMs forbuilding chat-bots for enterpriseshas been slow. In this session, wewill talk about different methodsthat we are exploring to providefactually correct, consistent andtrusted information in responsegeneration and how LLMs can beused to build trustworthy chat botsfor enterprises.

March 27, 2023 - Upcoming (2:00PM - 3:00PM)

Title : Decentralized Trustworthy Systems of Record

Abstract: Blockchain and distributed ledger technology have made an enduring impact, especially in the areas of finance and supply chains, far beyond cryptocurrency that was the focus of its initial promoters. As this technology continues to pervade and transform all of our legacy physical and software systems, and as more and more of our data starts to reside on distributed shared ledgers, the need to ensure high performance, privacy safeguards, and especially interoperability among systems of various flavors has become an imperative. In this session, we will discuss the pioneering role played by IBM Research India in advancing blockchain technology and ensuring that it possesses these characteristics by making seminal contributions.

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