In a bid to position Hyderabad as a global hub for Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Telangana government, under the leadership of IT Minister D Sridhar Babu, has announced plans to host the Global AI Summit. The summit aims to bring together top technology professionals from around the world to discuss and advance the frontiers of AI beyond generic applications.
During an interactive session with prominent figures in the IT industry, including Raghu Boddupally from Infosys, Arijit Sarker from Google, BVR Mohan Reddy from Cyient, and representatives from Nasscom, STPI, and TVAGA, Minister Sridhar Babu outlined the state’s vision for becoming a prominent player in the AI landscape.
“The objective is to go beyond generic AI and generate innovations that will shape the future of artificial intelligence. We want to make Hyderabad a global destination for AI advancements,” stated Minister Sridhar Babu.
One of the key announcements made during the session was the integration of Research and Development (R&D) into the final year of degree courses. The syllabus will be designed to incorporate the latest technological advancements, skills, and knowledge, with the goal of fostering a generation of graduates who are not just job seekers but also job creators.
“This initiative will add significant value to our graduates and align them with the rapidly evolving demands of the industry,” said Minister Sridhar Babu. Discussing the roadmap for Telangana’s IT sector to achieve global competitiveness, the Minister emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach. He highlighted several key strategies, including substantial investments in infrastructure, initiatives for skill development, a focus on R&D, global collaborations, policy reforms, enhancements to the startup ecosystem, cybersecurity measures, and increased industry-academia collaboration.
“The evolving IT landscape requires us to be proactive and strategic in our approach. We are committed to creating an environment that fosters innovation, creativity, and collaboration, making Telangana a leader in the global AI domain,” he added. The Global AI Summit is expected to attract leading AI experts, researchers, and industry leaders from around the world. The event aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and the exploration of new possibilities in the field of Artificial Intelligence. With these ambitious plans, Telangana is poised to make significant strides in the technology sector and reinforce its position as a key player in the global AI landscape.
In addition to the Global AI Summit, Minister Sridhar Babu also announced initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and startup culture in the state. He emphasized the need for a supportive ecosystem that encourages innovation and risk-taking among young entrepreneurs. The government is set to roll out specific policies and incentives to attract AI-focused startups to Hyderabad. Furthermore, the Minister highlighted the importance of collaboration between the government, industry, and academia. He mentioned ongoing efforts to establish research centers of excellence, foster partnerships with leading global institutions, and create a talent pool equipped with the skills required for the AI-driven future.
As Telangana gears up for the Global AI Summit, anticipation is growing not only within the state but also in the global tech community. The event promises to be a catalyst for transformative ideas and collaborations that could shape the trajectory of Artificial Intelligence in the years to come. Hyderabad, with its rich history in technology and innovation, is poised to emerge as a pivotal player in the rapidly evolving landscape of AI, solidifying its status as a global technology hub.
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