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Center for Geo-Spatial AI and Digital Twins at IITH

To spear head research and innovation in the fields of Geo-Spatial Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad is setting up a Center for Geo-spatial Intelligence and Digital Twin technologies. An MoU was signed with Andhra Mahila Sabha (AMS) and Neer Interactive Solutions Pvt Ltd in this regard. The center will carry out significant work in sensitive areas of India's defence. The Centre being set up at IITH is expected to provide expert knowledge to certain strategic places in shipyards and other sectors. This is also likely to play a vital role for female students in providing employment avenues and entrepreneurial opportunities. This is in tune with Dr Durgabai Desh Mukh's (its legendary founder) vision of skill development of young girls."

Jai Sankar, Director and CEO Neer Interactive Solutions, said, "The CGDT works with subjects related to defence, forestry, coastal security, and maritime ecosystems. We are very excited to partner with IITH, AMS, towards developing technology and AI-enabled India and preparing the next generation of human capital. We will be working on the issues related to inter, intra and external security arenas using Geospatial AI and Digital Twin Technology."

This centre will serve as a hub for cutting-edge research, development, and application of Geo-spatial AI and Digital Twins across various sectors, including defence, industry, environmental safety, climate change, wildlife, and more.

This partnership underscores the commitment of IITH, AMS, and Neer Interactive Solutions to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The collaborative efforts will lead to valuable research, technology transfer, and developing relevant programs and curricula that address real-world challenges. It also paves the way for faculty and trainers exchange, co-creation of certificate programs, and collaborative projects with governmental and international agencies for social impact.

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