IOACML Commencement Date: Sat Jan 28 (Day1)
Vishlesan I-Hub Foundation- Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Idea is Enterprise
History And Mission
History And Mission
We propose to establish a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) named as “IIT Patna Vishlesan i-Hub Foundation” in the area of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics” which aims to create a strong and seamless ecosystem for leveraging the potential and exponential growth of interdisciplinary cyber physical systems (ICPSs). The Centre will mark an impact to the nation by facilitating the creation of national competence in essential technologies of future and by catalyzing the translation of that technology into useable applications for greater welfare of the society. The CPS expertise available at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IITP) as well as in the country will facilitate and integrate the nationwide efforts of the start-up India program for knowledge generation, innovation, product development, and commercialization. Developing technologies in Speech, Text, and Video Analytics has been in the forefront of many multinational R&D companies, such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Uber etc. Several academic institutions all over in the world such as Stanford, MIT, UC Berkley, USA; DFKI, Darmstadt University, University of Aachen, Edinburgh University, Cambridge University in Europe and UK; NUS, NTNU, Kyoto University, Tokyo University in Asia; and IIT Bombay, IISC Bangalore, IIIT Hyderabad, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur etc. in India have been involved in active research and development in the broad areas of Speech, Video and Text Analytics. While several Government funded R&D institutions such as CDAC Pune, CDAC Noida, CDAC Kolkata, CILL Mysore have been exploring research and developments in Speech, Video and Text Analytics, Technology Development in Indian Languages (TDIL), MeITY, Govt. of India has been promoting Research and Development with the vision of digital unite and knowledge for all, especially in Indian languages. IIT Patna has been pursuing extensive research and development in the areas of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”, and showcasing its presence at both national and international levels. It has establishe d itself as a leading institution of Research and Development in “Speech, Video and Text Analytics” by publishing its research in the well-acclaimed journals and conferences, undertaking important R&D projects duly sponsored by the various Government agencies such as MeITY, SERB, DRDO, MHRD; and Industries such as Elsevier, Accenture, LG Soft, Samsung Research, Honeywell, Wipro, Bosch etc. Under the umbrella of “Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence”, several research groups, viz. Artificial Intelligence-Natural Language Processing-Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Network Science Lab, Centre for Endangered Language Studies and groups working in the areas of Computer Vision, Image Processing, IoT, Big Data Analytics, Robotics etc. in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences have undertaken research and development in the cutting edge areas of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Science, Speech Processing, and Video Analytics. The proposed facility along with the existing facilities at IIT Patna will create a technology or knowledge or innovation-based start-up ecosystem in alignment with the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) with special emphasis on “Speech, Video and Text Analytics” for the holistic development of the nation.
Novelty: The proposed “IIT Patna Vishlesan i-Hub Foundation” on “Speech, Video and Text Analytics” has wide-spread activities ranging from the fundamental basic research, to translational research and development of cutting-edge technologies for creating solutions to serve the technological requirements of the common man through the development of appropriate skills and technologies. The proposed mission aims at supporting research and development activities through a large number of schemes, programmes and missions. The novelty of the proposed TIH lies in the following aspects: specific problems to be addressed, developing proof of concepts, and technologies in the areas of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics” for societal applications such as health, judiciary, education, national security, environment etc.; creating products for commercial use, nurture startups and increase the job market. Some of the important applications to be developed include multilingual translation, chatbot, summarization system, misinformation detection system, edge computing-based health care platform, 5G-enbaled smart healthcare system, blockchain technology embedded with heterogeneous swarm systems for real time video analytics etc. The latest techniques related to machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and computer vision will be used to implement the solutions.
Objective: Under the proposed TIH, IIT Patna aims to promote translational research in CPS technologies, especially in “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”. Various tools and techniques by using the latest AI based techniques for various real-life problems emcompassing the inputs of speech, video and text will be developed. Various real-life problems collected from various domains like tourism, judiciary, railways, border management, security, environment, forest and climate change, education and health, electronics and IT, road transport, housing and urban affairs will be solved under the research activities of TIH. Advanced tools and techniques for handling the speech, video and text data will be designed. The target would be to develop methodologies involving “Speech, Video and Text Analytics” to solve various problems in Indian context.
Another objective of the proposed TIH is to develop technologies, prototypes and demonstrate associated applications pertaining to national priorities and competence in “Speech, Video and Text Analytics” by carefully selecting the impactful and innovative technologies for the future to work on; crafting harmonious collaboration within and outside IIT Patna for knowledge creation and dissemination; catalyzing the conversion of such knowledge into tools, platforms, products for wider use; creating and sustaining commercial viability for the long run. The third objective of the proposed TIH is to nurture and scale up high-end researchers' base, Human Resource Development (HRD) and skill-sets in the emerging areas of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”. TIH will aim to enhance core competencies, capacity building and training to nurture innovation and start-up ecosystems; to create the world-class multi-disciplinary Technology Innovation Hub in “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”, which will serve as the focal point for technology inputs for the industry and policy advice for the government in the allied disciplines. Government and Industry R&D labs will be engaged as partners in the proposed TIH. Private participation to encourage professional execution and management of pilot scale research projects will be incentivized.
Another major objective of the proposed TIH is to enhance core competencies, capacity building and training to nurture innovation and Start-up ecosystem in the areas of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”. IIT Patna TIH aims to equip the incubate entity with all the world class facility, equipment and services that are essential to convert the idea/ concept to successful business. The incubates will be provided with techno business mentorship to prune and refine the idea from the concept board level to an organizational setup. They will be encouraged fail-fast to ensure efficient utilization of high-tech resources made available. IIT Patna TIH aims to create a holistic ecosystem for encouraging R&D, innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the domain of speech, video and text analytics. It will enable creation of IPR within the country for maximizing the domestic value add and diminishing the external dependency in CPS domain providing assistance during prototyping, development and commercialization for the products produced through the scheme for India and other growth markets. Employments at various levels will be created under TIH IIT Patna. Long term partnerships with strategic sectors will be established focusing on the theme of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”. The major emphasis will be on IP creation and product development to result in increased domestic value addition in the field of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”. IIT Patna TIH will demonstrate unique integration of academia, industry, government and Incubation eco systems on the theme of “Speech, Video and Text Analytics”.