The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur is gearing up to launch its Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIOT) Hub.
The AIOT hub is the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) with mobile communication technology (5G and beyond). Formally, AIOT is the combination of AI technologies with IoT infrastructure in a seamless fashion to achieve more efficient AI on the edge, improve human-machine interactions and enhance data management and analytics.
The hub will have three major characteristics — interconnected and intelligent devices, self-learning and self-healing human and machine workflows, and autonomous decision-making with edge computing.
“The AIOT Innovation Hub and JCKIC are initiatives of IIT Jodhpur to connect academics with real-life and industrial-scale problems. This will enrich the innovation ecosystem of IIT as well as Jodhpur city. We expect that in near future this will trigger local industrial development through start-ups and new generation MSME who are eager to take forward the agenda of Atmanirbhar Bharat,” said IIT Jodhpur director Santanu Chaudhury.
The establishment of the AIOT Innovation Hub at the IIT Jodhpur Innovation Complex will help create facilities for end-to-end design, development, prototyping and delivery of AIOT (including photonic systems) for start-ups and MSMEs in IIT Jodhpur technology park.
It will also create an ecosystem for the co-creation of AIOT technologies and products by faculty and students of IIT Jodhpur and industry partners. This hub will also help in aligning business partners for possible consumption of products ensuring viable business prospects.
IIT Jodhpur proposes to set up a sensor fabrication foundry for the development of low-cost indigenous sensors. This facility will support research and development activities, as well as the production of Sensors to reduce the import.