VCAIR organises industry visit and FDP on AI and ML at TCS, Cochin

A team of faculty members of the College, under the auspices of the VCAIR (Vidya Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Research), conducted an industry visit to the Artificial Intelligence Lab of Tata Consultancy Service (TCS), Cochin, on 26 October 2018. As part of the visit, TCS personnel organised a one-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” for the benefit of the visitors. The FDP was aimed at providing opportunities to faculty members, research scholars and post-graduate students for creating research aptitude in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning  and deep learning.

The team consisted of Dr Ramani Bai V (Head-VCAIR and Head, CSE Dept), Dr Swapna Kumar S (Head, ECE Dept), the VCAIR research group members Mr Ravishankar S, Mr Nakulraj K R, Mr Sreekanth R Shekar, the VCAIR faculty club member Ms Jasna S B, the faculty members Ms Salitha K K, Ms Anooja V S, Mr Krishna Kumar M, Ms Neeraja A Poduval, Mr Vishnu Rach K R, Ms Baby K A and the P G scholars Ms Arya R, Mr Atul Varkey Cherian, Ms Aarthy Rajan, Ms Varadhambika, Ms Anusha A A and Ms Anjali.

In the FDP, Mr Rajeev Azhuvath (Digital Consultant at TCS) handled the morning session. He provided some practical insights to AI technologies along with different AI use cases. The second session was handled by Mr Ratheesh A (AI Developer) and Ms Deepa. Topics like classification, regression, clustering and deep learning were discussed. They also dealt with CNN for classification and object detection. They also showcased real-time demonstration of Tiny Yolo, Alexa Voice, Open vino : SSD-VGG16 with usual caffe and Openvino.