Indian Navy’s premier technical training institute, INS Valsura, organized a contemporary themed workshop “Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Indian Navy” from 19th to 21st January 2022. Under the aegis from Southern Naval Command, speakers from renowned IT companies such as Google, IBM, Infosys and TCS shared the industry perspective during the three-day event. Prominent scholars from IIT Delhi, New York University, Amrita University and DA-IICT also spoke about the latest trends and applications of Al.
The keynote address was delivered by Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, Senior Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, who highlighted the strategic importance of this niche technology and its application in the Indian Navy. The organized webinar saw the online participation of over 500 participants from across the country.
The Indian Navy is focusing on the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in critical mission domains. Located in Jamnagar, INS Valsura has already been designated as a Big Data Center of Excellence (CoE), and a state-of-the-art AI and Big Data Analytics (BDA) Lab has been established in January 2020.
The Navy is currently in the process of establishing an AI Center of Excellence (CoE) at INS Valsura, which has been instrumental in advancing pilots for AI adoption. AI and BDA in the field of maintenance, HR and perception. evaluation, in collaboration with universities and industry. Additionally, the Navy is deeply involved in unifying and reorganizing its enterprise data, as data is the fuel for all AI engines.
Organizationally, the Navy has formed an AI Core Group that meets twice a year to evaluate all AI/ML initiatives. Navy-led AI initiatives are expected to have both tactical and strategic impact. Periodic reviews of AI projects are held to ensure adherence to promulgated timelines. The Navy also provides AI/ML training at all specialty levels for its officers and sailors. This training takes place at both Navy Training Schools and renowned IITs. Several staff members have taken both large and small AI-related courses over the past three years.
These initiatives by the Indian Navy are in line with the country’s vision to make “India the global leader in AI, ensuring responsible and transformational AI for all”.
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