MEITy Signs MoU With IBM on Quantum, AI & Semiconductor

  • Signing of three Memoranda of understanding with three entities
  • To accelerate India’s comprehensive national strategy for AI, strengthen efforts to be self-reliant in Semiconductors and advance its National Quantum Mission.

The activities to focus on the following:

  • Digital India Corporation to collaborate to establish a world-class national AI Innovation Platform (AIIP) for India and will focus on AI skilling, ecosystem development, and integrating advanced foundation models and generative AI capabilities
  • AIIP will act as an accelerator for incubation and competency development in AI technologies and their applications for use cases of national importance.
  • AIIP will access relevant capabilities of IBM’s Watsonx platform including the ability to use models in language, code and geospatial science.
  • IBM will be a knowledge partner of India Semiconductor Mission (ISM) for a semiconductor research centre
  • May share its experience with ISM on intellectual property, tools, initiatives, and skills development, to promote innovation in semiconductor technologies such as logic, advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration, and advanced chip design technologies, using modernized infrastructure.
  • IBM and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will explore opportunities to support the advancement of India’s National Quantum Mission by building competency in quantum computing technology, applications in areas of national interest, and a skilled quantum workforce.
  • Would broadly focus on → workforce enablement; development of industries and start-ups; R&D; and quantum services and infrastructure.
Posted in Current Affairs.