Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, is all set to launch a full-fledged B.Tech course in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the coming academic year, 2019-2020.

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As per reports, with the introduction of this course, IIT-Hyderabad will be the first institute in India and the third in the world to offer a full B.Tech program in AI.

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According to Indian Express, the student strength for the course will be up to 20, and the admission criteria will be per the JEE-Advanced score.

The course will include a wide variety of topics, ranging from algorithms (by computer science), to signal processing, robotics, and also the ethical impact of AI and related technologies.

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As per reports, U. B. Desai, director of IIT Hyderabad said the primary aim of introducing the course is to create a 'complete ecosystem for AI academics and research'.

This (ecosystem) involves B.Tech, M Tech and different minor programs in AI. Moreover, the R&D will be strongly entwined with academics.
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IIT-Hyderabad already offers an M.Tech program in Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning and M.Tech. in Data Science. Additionally, with the introduction of B.Tech in AI, the institute also plans to launch a minor in ‘AI and Humanity', in collaboration with its Department of Liberal Arts.

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