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Wipro, IIT Kharagpur partner for advanced research in 5G and AI

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IT major Wipro and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and artificial intelligence.
Research outcomes from this partnership will be leveraged by the company to develop solutions for customers across industry verticals. IIT Kharagpur will benefit from the commercialisation of the joint research insights and Wipro's real-world industry expertise.
Wipro and IIT Kharagpur will jointly take up applied research projects on industry challenges related to the design, planning and operations of 5G networks and cognitive information processing for the automation of these processes and 5G use cases.
The two organisations will focus on Al research applicable in the healthcare, education and retail sectors as well as in domains like climate change and cybersecurity. In addition, subject matter experts from Wipro and IIT Kharagpur will promote knowledge sharing through guest lectures, workshops and seminars on 5G and Al.
"Al and 5G are critical technologies poised to create opportunities that will significantly enhance customer experiences across industry verticals," said Wipro's Chief Technology Officer K.R. Sanjiv.
IIT Kharagpur Director P P Chakrabarti said the partnership holds tremendous potential for co-innovation. 5G is expected to provide ubiquitous connectivity for diverse applications such as automotive communications, remote control with haptic style feedback (using artificial intelligence), large video downloads, automation of enterprise functions and low data rate applications.
"For instance, cars of the future will speak to each other to help avoid accidents and also share information about the road conditions ahead," he said.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 6:36 PM IST

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