Mysuru: JSS Science and Technology University (JSS STU), Mysuru, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI,” Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The collaboration is an initiative toward enhancing collaborative research, interdisciplinary projects and innovations. The MoU was signed by Dr S A Dhanaraj, Registrar of JSS STU, and Viktor Sheludko, Rector of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” represented by Dr Kirill Krinkin, and Dr Shichkina Yulia, Professor, Alexander Popov International Innovation Institute for AI, Cybersecurity and Communications, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI,” Saint Petersburg, Russia in presence of Prof B Suresh, Director, Technical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha.
Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University has more than forty strategic cooperation with high-technological enterprises and research organisations. The university is focused on research and innovations in highly demanded areas such as InfoTechnosphere, BioTechnosphere, EnergyTechnosphere and Co-Evolutionary Hybrid Intelligence.
Dr Kirill Krinkin spoke about the co-evolutionary hybrid intelligence (CHI) which is a symbiosis of artificial and natural intelligence, mutually developing, teaching, and complementing each other in the process of co-evolution.Dr Shichkina Yulia, highlighted the importance of future software having seamless interaction with humans and the ability to solve complex cognitive problems inaccessible to artificial intelligence and humans separately.
Dr S P Shiva Prakash, Associate Professor, Department of Information Science and Engineering, JSS STU, coordinated and informed that this MoU will enable to foster research collaboration, set the ground for long-term university-industry partnerships in the possible avenues, strengthen the innovative capacities and provide university access to industrial environments for applied and problem-based research activities between JSS STU and LETI.
Dr S A Dhanaraj opined that the scientific research in the human-machine intelligence co-evolution paradigm helps in building a new generation of intelligent systems.Prof Suresh appreciated the efforts of researchers in establishing collaborations and advised them to take it further to achieve effective results through innovation.
As a part of the MoU, a 10-day international summer school programme on “Co-Evolutionary Intelligence and its Applications” has been organised, supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation by the Agreement number 075-15-2022-291. The aim of the school is to introduce students to the architecture of evolving hybrid intelligent systems. The history of their emergence, existing cognitive architectures, and applications will be reviewed. In the practical part of the school, python frameworks for working with texts, images, sound, and machine learning algorithms will be considered. A significant part of the school is teamwork on a specific project, which will be demonstrated. About 35 enthusiastic and selected students from different departments of JSS STU will benefit from this programme.