Artificial intelligence startup Staqu Technologies has partnered with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi to further research on AI. The joint team would be working on creating innovative solutions in the domains of video and image understanding.
Dr. Chetan Arora of the CSE Department from IIIT Delhi will lead the joint team on this collaboration. Arora is a post doctorate researcher from Hebrew University, with a vast experience of consulting technology startups in India and Japan. Dr. Arora’s primary field of research is advancements in computer vision and machine learning.
Staqu claims the association is a first of its kind between a tech-startup and the leading premier engineering institute in the country to accentuate its research and delve further into advancing the state of research in the country.
“It is an open and unconstrained partnership that aims to boost research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. This partnership will be the first of its kind in India as we aim to develop cutting edge deep learning based algorithms to tackle problems currently plaguing consumers worldwide,” said Atul Rai, Co-founder & CEO of Staqu Technologies.
Artificial Intelligence is a field that requires academic and industry collaboration to truly bring about innovation and revolutionary products. Such partnerships are necessary to bring about innovation in various fields. The partnership seems to take its cue from the foreign counterpart, since in UK, Microsoft partnered with Cambridge to form Microsoft Research Lab, hence pioneering AI research since then. It has been Staqu’s endeavor to revolutionize fashion e-commerce, by disrupting the existing industry with artificial intelligence. Since most of the data across the internet comprises of images and videos, Staqu aims to create solutions that enable companies across the world tap into this vast set of unstructured data and use it for improving their products, whilst creating new avenues for their users.