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India’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) University would be set up at futuristic capital coming up at Amaravati with the support of Finland. The AI University will train youngsters on the latest technologies to make a mark all over the world.

This announcement was made by Andhra Pradesh Real Time Governance CEO Ahmed Babu on the sidelines of second day of CII Partnership Summit held at Visakhapatnam.

The university proposed at Amaravati will also have R&D lab as well as an incubation centre for startups. The State Government has already announced sanction of a fund of Rs. 100 crore to encourage innovative projects

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that for AI University at Amaravati the state government were planning to allot 40 to 50 acres. The university would be operational by March, 2019, he disclosed.

The proposed AI university will be developed by Finland’s Satakunta Uinversity of Applied Sciences (SAMK), a world class university at Pori city of Finland.

The Pori AI campus and SAMK AI and Robotics Programme have 5,000 students with 1,000 early stage companies in AI and robotics as part of studies. It offers micro competencies-based access between talent seeking and offering. The Pori AI campus has its own commercial grade airport including a drone development programme. It has plans for collaboration in China, India and Argentina.

The above news was first reported in The Hindu.

Last week only, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI) in Mumbai, which is said to be the first research institute in India that is dedicated towards finding AI solutions for social good.

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Prior to that, Telangana state government has also announced that it will establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Hyderabad, in association with IT industry’s apex body NASSCOM.

Additionally, tech giant Adobe has also announced to establish an AI Lab in Hyderabad.

Maharashtra state government has too announced to bring India’s first artificial intelligence centre in alliance with Canadian government.

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