Talk by N Dayasindhu, Co-founder and CEO of itihaasa Research and Digital, on Landscape of AI/ML Research in India

The Center for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP)

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB)

organized a talk titled

Landscape of AI/ML Research in India


N Dayasindhu

Co-founder and CEO of itihaasa Research and Digital

2:30 pm on 27 March, 2019 (Wednesday)

Venue: IIITB campus

26/C, Electronic City, Hosur Road, Bangalore

About the talk: The talk is based on the report ‘Landscape of AI/ML Research in India’ which provides insights into the current landscape of Artificial Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning research in India. It is based on primary interviews of 25 AI/ML researchers. Our objective of this study is to provide a nucleus for starting a dialogue among stakeholders and catalyze action to significantly move the needle in AI/ML research in India.

Speaker Bio: N Dayasindhu is the co-founder and CEO of itihaasa Research and Digital, a firm focusing on the evolution of technology domains and business history. itihaasa has just released two high impact studies on the landscape of AI/ML and Brain Science research in India. itihaasa’s flagship product is a History of Indian IT app chronicling six decades of Indian IT. Dayasindhu worked for a decade in Infosys in multiple roles. He has also had a stint as a consultant, and has led engagements focused on IT/R&D globalization and excellence. He has consulted with some of the world’s largest IT, engineering, automotive, and financial firms in the world. His research interests are industry and business history, competitiveness, innovation, industry clusters, and Indian IT. Dayasindhu’s research papers are cited over 300 times by researchers in all permanently inhabited continents of the world. Dayasindhu holds two United States patents. He is a FPM from IIM Bangalore, and a Masters in Physics from IIT Madras.

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.