Visakhapatnam, Jan 19 : DRDO (Naval Systems and Materials) Director General and distinguished Scientist Dr Samir V Kamath on Saturday opined that Artificial Intelligence (AI) would play a major role in the battlefield in future
Addressing the NSTL-Academia Meet (NAM 2019) being organized by NSTL here, Dr Kamath recalled the contributions of academia the world over in fostering a spirit of enquiry and harnessing innovation and creativity to meet social and technological needs of the society at large.
He expressed hope that the participants in the meet would benefit immensely from the interaction.
Speaking on the occasion, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL ) Director and Outstanding Scientist Dr OR Nandagopan described the academic institutes as fountain heads of innovation, and expressed hope that NAM 2019 would help bridge the gap between academia and R&D institutes.
He said the meet would bring out a roadmap for futuristic research in respect of AI-enabled Naval systems.
With the theme “Artificial Intelligence for Naval Systems”, NAM 2019 provided the ideal platform for deliberation and discussion on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application to defence systems, with specific emphasis on naval systems, Dr Nandagopan added.
Chief Guest at the NAM meet, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor Prof G Nageswara Rao, commended the initiative, calling it ‘timely and apt’, and exhorted researchers to give their creative best towards development of ‘best in class naval systems’.l
The keynote Address was delivered by Dr Anil Kumar Agarwal, Director ER & IPR, DRDO, followed by expert talks on various topics of contemporary and futuristic relevance by Technology Directors of NSTL, and Professors from Universities.
Besides, NSTL Technology Director and NAM 2019 Chairman G Ravi Kumar, a galaxy of researchers and faculty from 18 Universities, technologists and system developers of six labs of the DRDO - NSTL, NMRL, CAIR, NPOL, DMRL and DEAL actively participated in the meet and exchanged views and ideas in the exciting area of Research-AI. (UNI)