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University youth to tackle problems with Artificial Intelligence

PUNE: Symbiosis Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence has collaborated with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Association of African Universities and Obreal Global to encourage university students and faculty mentors from across the commonwealth countries to use artificial intelligence to tackle challenges . A statement issued by the institute on Monday said that, this initiative will fund 25 projects a year for five years and every year 10 impactful projects will receive additional funding for three more years.

On April 30, there will be a call for funding proposals so that university students and faculty members can benefit from funding, mentorship and guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Association of African Universities, Obreal Global, SCAAI- Symbiosis International University , and leading technology companies globally.

Anita Patankar, Director, Symbiosis Center for International Education, said in the statement, "This call for Proposals is aimed at students enrolled at higher education institutes/universities who are invested in their own personal and professional transformation, and also inspired to contribute significantly to solving present and future challenges of a globalized and changing world and to make higher education institutions more sustainable, innovative, and socially responsible."

The Commonwealth Secretariat comprises 56 member states spread across 5 regions of the world namely Asia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean, and Americas, and the Pacific. The membership has a population of 2.5 billion people of which 60% are youths. As a result, the Commonwealth is endowed with rich human capital for innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities.