IIT-Hyderabad is the first Institute in Asia offering B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad will launch a full-fledged B Tech program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the coming academic year. Admissions to the course will be accepted based on the JEE Advanced score. With this, the institute claims it has become the first Indian educational institution to offer a full-fledged B Tech programme in AI. IIT-Hyderabad is also the third institute globally after US-based Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The B.Tech course will begin from coming academic year and IIT-Hyderabad is already offering an M.Tech course in AI-ML. Globally, IIT Hyderabad is likely the third institute to offer a full-fledged B.Tech. program in AI, after Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S.
Further, the ethical impact of AI and its technologies on areas such as privacy, bias and related issues will also be a key component of this B Tech program, according to the institute.
IIT-Hyderabad is already offering an M Tech program in Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning and M.Tech. in Data Science.
UB Desai, director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “The basic aim is to create a complete ecosystem for Artificial Intelligence Academics and Research at IIT Hyderabad. This involves B.Tech, M Tech and different minor programs in AI. Moreover, the R&D will be strongly entwined with academics.”
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