IBM and IIT-Delhi partner for AI research IBM and IIT Delhi have partnered to carry out research in artificial intelligence. IIT Delhi will join IBM's AI Horizons Network for a multi-year research collaboration to help organizations take decisions with the help of AI systems, reports the Economic Times. They will use natural language techniques to gain (unspecified) domain knowledge. Michael Karasick, VP of Global Labs at IBM Research, said that the collaboration will help organizations make informed decisions by 'infusing reasoning, comprehension and transparency in their AI systems.' In September, IIT-Bombay and IBM partnered for AI research as well, and IIT-Bombay joined the AI Horizons Network. The department of computer science and engineering at IIT-Bombay teamed with IBM Research to advance the applications of AI, machine learning, natural language processing in business and industries, such as in healthcare, financial services and retail, among others. IIT-Kharagpur studies Twitter posts from post-disaster situations Microblog Retrieval for Post-Disaster Relief: Applying and Comparing Neural IR Models This study was conducted by IIT-K with support from Microsoft Research India, Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA), DeITY (Government of India). It attempted to identify tweets in post-disaster situations in order to aid disaster relief and resource needs. The study compared different methods for retrieving two kinds of tweets in post-disaster responses - need-tweets and availability-tweets. It used datasets of tweets posted during two disaster events - the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the 2016 Italy earthquake. The study compared pattern matching techniques, language model based techniques and several neural IR…
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