Yes, surely Vidya is scaling greater heights. With much hopes and expectations, the nascent Vidya Centre of Artificial Intelligence and Research (V-CAIR) was formally inaugurated by Mr Rajeev M Azhuvath, Digital Consultant, TCS, in a solemn function held in the College Auditorium on 19 September 2018. Mr Ratheesh, AI Developer, TCS, was also present on the occasion. It was an auspicious moment that was blessed with the presence of Executive Director Er G Mohanachandran, Principal Dr Saji C B, Dean-Academics Dr Sudha Balagopalan and Vice Principal Dr V N Krishnachandran. Head of CSE Department Dr Ramani Bai V, faculty and staff members and the students of CSE Dept were also present to witness the proceedings.
The program began with a welcome address by Dr Ramani Bai followed by presidential address by Principal. The V-CAIR was inaugurated by lighting the lamp of knowledge and by launching the V-CAIR website. To add to the occasion, lecture notes on machine learning prepared by Dr V N Krishnachandran was published by Mr Rajeev Azhuvath in the V-CAIR website.
As part of the inaugural programme, there was a technical session which was handled by Mr Rajeev M Azhuvath and Mr Ratheesh A. They talked about Artificial Intelligence and some industrial use cases of AI. An introduction on Rasberry PI and a live demo on object detection were also held. Both the sessions were interactive and students were enriched with knowledge and exposure to the world of machine learning. The students were able to get first hand information about the industrial techniques and thereby get exposure to current industrial technology in the field of machine learning.