ML & AI TECHNOLOGY HUB (MATH) (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – S&T)

News-CRUX-10     18th May 2024        

Context: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of S&T, and T-Hub, a Hyderabad-based start-up incubator, inaugurated the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Technology Hub (MATH).

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Technology Hub (MATH)

  • About: It is a centre of excellence, for boosting AI innovation and nurturing start-ups in India. This collaborative effort is a significant step towards harnessing the country’s immense potential in the field of AI.

o This initiative represents a convergence of government support, technological infrastructure, and entrepreneurial spirit aimed at propelling India to the forefront of global AI innovation.

o It plans to incubate hundreds of AI-first startups in the next few years.

  • Facilities to be provided: Funding, partnerships and mentorship for AI and machine learning startups across the country.
  • Key focus area: Healthcare and clean tech among others.

Machine Learning:

  • About: It is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer science that focuses on the using data and algorithms to enable AI to imitate the way that humans learn, gradually improving its accuracy.

o It is a self-adaptive algorithm that gets better and better analysis and patterns with experience or with new added data.

o For e.g. It processes all transactions happening on the digital platform, find patterns in the data set, and point out any anomaly detected by the pattern.