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Telecommunication Engineering Centre and AMRITA UNIVERSITY sign MoU for collaboration in the area of trustworthy and responsible artificial intelligence systems


Collaboration aims to develop tools to assess bias risks systematically and to establish a robust framework for evaluating and certifying the fairness and reliability of AI technologies

MoU serves to bridge the gap between academia and government bodies, fostering rigorous research and contributing to India’s leadership in AI

Posted On: 14 FEB 2024 8:31PM by PIB Delhi

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), technical arm of Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications and AMRITA UNIVERSITY, to drive innovation in the realm of Trustworthy and Responsible Artificial Intelligence Systems.

  

   

Underlining their commitment to pioneering advancements in Responsible AI, this collaboration specifically concentrates on addressing biases in AI systems and promoting fairness assessments while nurturing public trust in these technologies, aligning with the Government of India’s objectives.

A pivotal aspect of Responsible AI is ensuring unbiased and fair AI/ML systems. The TEC has recently released a Standard for Fairness Assessment and Rating of Artificial Intelligence Systems to build public trust in AI, developed after exhaustive stakeholder consultations. This collaboration aims to develop tools to assess bias risks systematically and to establish a robust framework for evaluating and certifying the fairness and reliability of AI technologies.

Senior Deputy Director General at TEC Smt Tripti Saxena, highlighted its potential to drive ground breaking solutions for fairness assessment and rating of AI systems. This MoU serves to bridge the gap between academia and government bodies, fostering rigorous research and contributing to India’s leadership in AI.

The MoU was signed by Sh. Avinash Agarwal, DDG (C&B) from TEC, and Prof Krishnashree Achuthan, Dean Graduate Studies from AMRITA UNIVERSITY, formalising the joint commitment and roadmap for this initiative.

The TEC stands as the recognised Standards Setting Organization (SSO) in the telecommunications and related ICT sector within the country. It formulates standards for telecom and related ICT equipment, networks, systems, and services deployed in the Indian Telecom Network. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham established under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is rated as one of the top research universities in India and is certified by NAAC with a “A++” rating.

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