Samsung offers NextGen AI-ML lab in Karnataka Varsity

CioreviewIndia Team | Monday, 02 August 2021, 09:30 IST

samsungRecently, Samsung has set up a world-class Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Engineering Lab at the KLE Technological University in Karnataka's Hubballi.

The Samsung Student Ecology for Engineered Data (SEED) lab will offer young Millennials and Gen Z students with occasions to exploration in emerging cutting-edge tech areas and help find keys to factual world problems.

The SEED lab will empower students and facility members at KLE Tech to work on research and development projects along with senior engineers at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B) who works in the areas of mobile camera tech, speech and Text Recognition, and Machine Learning.

This is the first of its kind initiative for Samsung in Karnataka. Collaborative research projects will be open to third and fourth year BTech and MTech students and PhD scholars at KLE Tech. Students will also be encouraged to publish papers jointly with SRI-B engineers.

Dipesh Shah, Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, in a statement, said, “India is a repository of young Millennials and Gen Z talent. At Samsung, we envision this lab to become a hub of young minds igniting India's innovation ecosystem, build capabilities among the students to make them industry ready, and also promote industry-academia collaboration. This will further Samsung's commitment to its vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia.”

The Samsung SEED lab is binge over 3,000 square feet and is fortified with facilities such as a special dark room with lighting equipment to manner experimentations on software in varied lighting conditions, devices and accessories, image quality analysis tools, amongst others. It also has backend infrastructure to store, process and archive large volumes of data.

Dr Ashok Shettar, Vice-Chancellor, KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Karnataka, states, "Today, our world is becoming increasingly data-centric, and along with AI, it continues to transform the way we live, work and do business. The Samsung SEED lab is a great initiative that gives the students the opportunity to learn and work under SRI-B engineers on research projects that address the issues facing the world.”

At the end of each project from SRI-B, each student will be awarded certificates for their contribution.

The tech major has been operational with students athwart top engineering colleges in Karnataka on several R&D projects in zones such as AI, ML, Internet of Things and Associated Plans and 5G grids, as part of Samsung PRISM -- a students' engagement programme. It has allowed many students, over the last two years, to file combined copyrights with SRI-B engineers.

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