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The Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony has looked at India having the potential to be the hub for setting up it’s artificial intelligence labs.

These labs that Sony plans on erecting in India will research applications and processes for technology that can be made use in movies and music. 

Lately the utilization and interest in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies alike, have seen a mass hike. This indicated to the fact that India is becoming a potential hotspot for companies who want to introduce their new and improved renditions. As far as India is concerned in its adoption of artificial intelligence, the progress has been enormous and quite visible too. 

In September of this year, it was Telangana govt that declared 2020 as the year of artificial intelligence year, to organize various activities related to emerging tech. Telangana state government had signed up with NITI Ayog to come up with a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence. 

Not only this, NASSCOM is expected to set up it’s Centre of Excellence in Data Sciences and AI in 2020 too. 

If this is not proof enough, that India is on the road to becoming a fully functional and AI equipped nation, there is artificial intelligence being used in its agricultural sector too. 

The interest of Sony in coming with AI labs, and that too the first of it’s kind in India to open in Bangalore was quite expected. Bangalore has become a hotspot for many such activities and events lately. Nonetheless, Bengaluru is to host India’s Largest Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 

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This premises of Sony that Bangalore will host in order to spread the word about AI, will become Sony’s seventh global R&D center, in succession to countries like Japan, the U.S. and China. 

How Sony plans to take this research in India is via universities and institutes. Sony is all about entertainment and it’s essence likes to deliver the same. 

The Indian subsidiary of Sony, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), in October this year, with a vision to provide tech enabled education facilities to the young mind in schools, associated with EdTech start-up, ‘ConnectEd Technologies’ to convert government schools across Mumbai, Panvel and Raigad, into ‘Smart Schools’ under its CSR programme ‘YAY! Vidya’. Under this programme, SPN will provide access to smart classroom systems powered by ConnectEd Technologies in Marathi to over 50,000 students.

Source – Asian Review

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