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India's Microsoft R&D Center sets up SCAI Center: Solving social problems with cloud and AI (Figure)

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Eric Horvitz, technical researcher and director of Microsoft Research in India, said: "The latest scientific research using cloud computing and artificial intelligence technology can solve long-term social challenges in many areas, including health and wellness.education, transportation and agriculture. SCAI will collaborate with NGOs, academics and startups through external collaboration; graduate and undergraduate students will work through SCAI researchers; and actively seek partners through solicitation proposals.

As the first batch of cooperation incubation projects,MicrosoftCollaboration with four institutions, including a project focused on urban air pollution with Respirer Living Sciences; a mental health project with NIMHANS; and an auxiliary translation system from Pratham Books to enable children to read storybooks in multiple languages In addition, Voicedeck developed Learn2Earn technology to strengthen education and reward learning programs through financial incentives.


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It is reported that the partner institutions will receive financial grants, conduct in-depth communication with world-class Microsoft researchers and technicians, and obtain business insights from start-ups from Microsoft. In addition, MSR India's physical space will enable members to exchange ideas and create a collaborative ecosystem.

According to Sriram Rajamani, managing director of Microsoft India Research, in the past few years, they have seen a significant increase in projects and companies in academia and startups, which focus on improving social conditions. SCAI is a procedural way of identifying and nurturing projects that have real opportunities to have a broad impact on society.

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