In Bengaluru, India on August 21, 2019 Microsoft Research India (MSR) announced the launch of a centre for Societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI).
MSR labs are all over the world and first lab was started in 1991 at the company headquarters in United States of America.
In Asia the MSR lab was first established in Beijing, China in 1998, while the Indian lab was established in 2004.
Sriram Rajamani, PhD, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India said: “The MSR India always focuses on research that impacts science, Microsoft and society at large. Our work is inter-disciplinary, and we blend theory with practice, and computer science with social science. We work not only on great ideas, but also implement, deploy, experiment, contribute to and learn from the world around us. We collaborate freely with academia, NGOs and start-ups, and also play an active role in mentoring and training young researchers and technologists.”
The centre will focus on creating and nurturing projects that can have real-world and large-scale societal impact.
Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Director at Microsoft Research, said in a statement.
“There are so many opportunities to leverage recent advances in cloud computing and AI technologies to address long-term societal challenges spanning multiple sectors and realms, including health and wellness, education, transportation and agriculture,”