The Departments of Computer Sciences of Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Mysuru campuses will jointly organize an International Symposium, AI for Social Good, from June 30 to July 2, 2021.

About the Symposium

With the advent of the Internet, there has been an enormous explosion of data and the need to properly utilize the data towards decision making is the major challenge. Intelligence, be it natural or artificial, should be for social good. Natural intelligence as trivially known varies from one to another in terms of understanding and practicing; it trivially grows with experience. Artificial intelligence is the ability of a computing system to mimic the capabilities of a human mind in decision making, which is achieved by learning from examples and experience.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. AI is an interdisciplinary science with multiple approaches, and with advancements, it is creating a paradigm shift in virtually every sector of the industry.

We propose to conduct this symposium to emphasise that AI is not a technology for industry just to increase its RoI, but a powerful tool to aid the society for its advancements. In this symposium we aim to discuss and brainstorm some thematic areas where AI can be applied with use cases. Also, we aim to provide hands-on-training in technology that can help the software developers to acquaint themselves and prepare to contribute to social good.

AI can become a tool that enhances our quality of life at a personal, national, and global level. In this regard, we hope this symposium inspires new ideas and approaches that leverage support for basic AI research with opportunities to work with state and local governments and other nonprofit organizations.

We hope this three-day symposium and workshop would serve as an eye-opener for any student/researcher/industry personnel to choose AI as their career and contribute to the society and nation at large in this time when we are battling against a crisis.

This symposium will cover broadly the following themes

  • AI for Accessibility
  • AI for Smart Environments
  • AI for health and wellbeing
  • AI for Agriculture
  • AI for Autonomous Vehicles
  • AI for Surveillance and Safety

Will be updated soon

Dr. Bharat Jayaraman
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University at Buffalo, New York

Dr. Rajkumar Elagiri Ramalingam
Chief Operating Officer & Principal Data Scientist
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Vinod Panicker

Dr. Ramanathan
Professor, Engineering Design at IIT Madras

Savita Kulkarni
Head of AI Services in TCS Analytics and Insights Unit
Tata Consultancy Services

Will be updated soon

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:00
Event Details
2021-06-30 09:00 to 2021-07-02 16:00
Computer Science Engineering
School of Engineering
School of Arts and Sciences