New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Army Design Bureau (ADB) of the Indian Army for collaboration in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Defence applications. The MoU has been signed by Major General KV Jauhar (VSM) Additional Director General (ADG), Army Design Bureau (ADB), Indian Army, and BEL’s Director (R&D) MV Raja Sekhar in the presence of senior officers of the Indian Army and BEL.
The MoU seeks to bring together the Indian Army, ADB and BEL under one roof to jointly carry out research activities for the development of innovative AI solutions for the Indian Army. BEL and ADB will co-develop AI-based projects for the Indian Army.
The MoU will be executed in a collaborative manner through a nodal organisation named Artificial Intelligence Incubation Hub (AIIH). The AIIH will be co-chaired by the ADG, ADB, and Director (R&D), BEL, with members from the Indian Army and BEL. The MoU also has the provision to co-opt representatives of academia and industry/start-ups.
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