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2019

- From AI to Blockchain: the first woman to head IBM Research in Bengaluru is on a never-ending adventure

Gargi Dasgupta has been recognised as one of IBM’s Distinguished Engineers for her exemplary technological achievements. Her journey has been one of discoveries and full of adventure. Now, as head of IBM Research, she is using artificial intelligence (AI) to bring about change. More Info

- Need for more industry-academia-government collaborations to accelerate research activities in India: Gargi Dasgupta

When one woman helps another, amazing things can happen, and professional careers can leap forward, says Gargi Dasgupta, Director of Research Lab India and CTO, IBM India and More Info

- Building Cognitive Enterprises - A Curtain Raiser ( On CNBC)

Exclusive video coverage on Cognitive Enterprises. More Info


- Building Cognitive Enterprises - Episode 3 (on CNBC - The Event)

Video coverage on Cognitive Enterprises. More Info

- Yara and IBM join forces to transform the future of farming

Yara and IBM will combine world-class agronomy and cutting-edge technology to develop the world's leading global digital farming platform. More Info


- IBM and FIT Announce Collaboration to Help Build the Creative Fashion Workforce of the Future

Fashion Institute of Technology and IBM today announced a collaboration that will transform how the fashion industry operates, and will help build the creative fashion workforce of the future. More Info


- India's diversity makes it ideal training ground for AI, Blockchain research

Exclusive Interview coverage of Gargi B Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research-India & CTO, IBM India/South Asia. More Info


- IBM using AI to create customised, emphatic chatbots

Chatbots may have become ubiquitous in recent times, assisting businesses in everything from bill payments to customer services, but these automated algorithms still struggle to grasp the nuances of human language and context of conversations. More Info

- A book a prof gave in college changed Hima for ever

When Hima Pael was in her third year of computer science engineering at Sardar Patel University in Gujarat, a professor gave her a book on.. More info

- IBM volunteers use AI in India to help girls recover from the trauma of human trafficking

As many as 150 million people in India urgently need mental health interventions and care, according to the country’s latest National Mental Health Survey. The number is so large it overwhelms the institutions desperately trying to deliver services.

To help address the problem, a team of IBM research scientists has created a framework using artificial intelligence to help aid organizations identify and hire lay counselors. More Info

2018

- IBM and IIT Delhi collaborate to advance AI research in India

IBM and IIT Delhi announced that the university will join the AI Horizons Network as part of a multi-year research collaboration on artificial intelligence (AI). oin the AI Horizons Network as part of a multi-year research collaboration on artificial intelligence (AI). The aim is to discover novel AI techniques which can help organizations take informed decisions by being able to logically reason with their AI systems. AI solutions will be trained to comprehend complex questions using natural language techniques and derive new insights using domain knowledge. More Info

- IBM and IIT Bombay team up to accelerate AI research in India

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and IIT Bombay today announced that the university will join the AI Horizons Network as part of a multi-year collaboration to advance AI research. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay is one of the preeminent research institutions in the world, with a long history of leadership in data mining and information retrieval systems. By joining the AI Horizons Network, IIT Bombay will pair its world-class faculty and top graduate students with leading AI scientists from IBM Research – India to advance and accelerate the application of AI, machine learning, natural language processing and related technologies to business and industry. More info

- Smarter Farms: Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

Agriculture, a $2.4 trillion industry, is a foundation of economies worldwide. Factors such as climate change, population growth and food security concernshave propelled the industry into seeking more innovative approaches to protecting and improving crop yield. As a result, artificial intelligence is steadily emerging as part of the industry’s technological evolution. More Info

- IBM, NITI Aayog tie up for crop-yield forecasts

This Pilot has attracted a lot of media attention as is evident from the Social Media links below:-

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/ibm-niti-aayog-tie-up-for-crop-yield-forecasts/article23795354.ece

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/niti-ayog-inks-pact-with-ibm-to-develop-crop-yield-prediction-model-using-ai/articleshow/64034325.cms

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/niti-aayog-ropes-in-ibm-to-use-ai-in-agriculture/articleshow/64033626.cms

https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/niti-aayog-inks-pact-ibm-develop-crop-yield-prediction-model-using-ai/story/276303.html

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=179131. https://www.ndtv.com/business/niti-aayog-to-collaborate-with-ibm-to-develop-precision-agriculture-over-artificial-intelligence-ai-1847709

https://twitter.com/NITIAayog/status/992304962355933184

- Demo on Gender Bias in AI featured by NDTV

Nishtha Madaan, Sameep Mehta in collaboration with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi and Delhi Technological University analyzed Gender Bias in Bollywood movies. IBM’s Research division in India collected multi-modal data on over 4,000 Bollywood films including information related to plot, characters, story arc, posters and trailers. Using complex algorithms, quantitatively demonstrate how gender bias manifests in different films, and to what degree they are present. Further they are actively developing novel algorithms for detecting and removing such and other biases. IBM Research believes this will go a long way in bringing more awareness to gender bias and hopefully nullify in near future.

Their study got published in many news agencies including Times of India, the most followed Indian English news.

https://qz.com/1104106/bollywood-has-a-very-real-gender-problem-an-analysis-of-4000-films-reveal/

https://showbizbytes.com/ibm-uses-bollywood-films-to-nullify-gender-bias-in-film-9638e00d2231

https://qz.com/1102088/ibm-is-using-bollywood-movies-to-identify-and-neutralize-gender-bias/

http://theladiesfinger.com/bollywood-sexism-study/

https://www.scoopwhoop.com/this-research-of-4000-hindi-films-to-show-how-sexist-bollywood-is-feminism/#.cya0uxcep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CynqrkHsJzg&feature=youtu.be


2017

A byline by Steve Laughlin in Quartz : The future of trend prediction will come from tech innovators, not fashion designers 

August 1th, 2017, The Hindu Business Line carried  a story titled -  "At IBM’s labs, it’s all about India"

15th Feb 2017, The Times of India - Hackathon to be held at IIM-Ahmedabad,  (print edition

13th Feb 2017, Financial Express - Cognitive, IoT, Big Data have exponential potential; IBM honcho Sriram Raghavan explains how,  (print edition)

6th Feb 2017, FactorDaily - Soon IBM could help you pick a career, and some clothes too - Interview with Sriram Raghavan, 

22nd Jan 2017, The Hindu - "Watson helps automate intelligence"- Interview with Sriram Raghavan, Director, India Research Labs, (print edition)




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