INS Valsura conducts workshopNew Delhi. 14 August 2023. The 5th edition of the three day AI workshop on ‘Artificial Intelligence for the Future Fleet’ was organised at INS Valsura, Jamnagar from 09 – 11 Aug 23. The key note address was delivered by VAdm MA Hampiholi,Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command. In his keynote address, he highlighted the initiatives taken by the Indian Navy in the niche field and stressed upon the importance of Artificial Intelligence and its applications for the future fleet.

The workshop witnessed insightful talks by Shri Abhishek INS Valsura conducts workshopSingh, IAS (MD & CEO of Digital India), Prof K Subbarao (Arizona State University), Dr Angshuman Ghosh (Founder and CEO at Menrva Technologies), Dr Amit Sighee (Director IBM Research India), Dr Swanand Deodhar (IIM Ahmedabad), Dr Apurva Joshi from Indrones, Mr. Mahesh Kshirsagar (Research and Innovation Lead, TCS), Dr Praneeth Netrapalli (Google Research), Prof Pushpak Bhattacharya (IIT Bombay) and Dr Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research (Turing India) over the span of three days. Indian Navy Incubation Centre for Artificial Intelligence (INICAI) presented various AI initiatives being steered by the Indian Navy. Selected technical papers on latest trends and application of AI was also presented by service officers from WESEE, Indian Naval Academy and INS Shakti. A compendium of technical papers, received from various Commands and Directorates at IHQ MoD(N) was also released during the occasion.

INS Valsura conducts workshopThe workshop was attended by over 100 onsite and 200 online participants, from tri-services institutions, academia and students of engineering colleges across the country. The closing address was delivered by Commanding Officer, INS Valsura who congratulated the presenters and attendees from various units on successful culmination of the fifth Edition of the AI Workshop and emphasised the importance of embracing this niche technology in Naval domain.