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Flipkart and IIT Patna partner for industry focused research, Retail News, ET Retail

Flipkart and IIT Patna partner for industry focused researchFlipkart has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna to create industry focused research. This partnership will help the two to create industry focused applied research in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML).

The two have signed a memorandum of understanding according to which IIT Patna will undertake a number of programs such as joint research activities, writing research papers, organizing seminars, internship / mentorship opportunities, etc. While the academic collaboration is expected to bring real world industry exposure to students and scholars of IIT Patna, and provide an opportunity to the faculty member(s) to work closely with Flipkart on research projects, stated a release.

“The aim is to create industry-focused applied research which could help reach ecommerce to more consumers and sellers alike. With this MoU, we aim to establish deeper academia collaborations which could help students and the academia to leverage our data and platform knowledge to work on India specific e-commerce challenges, in addition to publishing research papers,” Mayur Datar, Chief Data Scientist, Flipkart.

“Through this initial collaboration, we expect to come up with at least two high-quality publications in the relevant foras, and create a baseline translation workflow in the product review domains,” said Asif Ekbal, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Patna.

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