NMIT’s ERCICAM Shines Spotlight on Emerging Technologies

Brings Together Experts in Computing and Information Technology

Photo caption: (Left to right) Dr.Srikanth R, HOD-MCA, NMIT; Dr.V.Sridhar, Dean-Academics, NMIT; Dr. I.R. Vijay S. Rao, Research Lead (Principal Director), Technology Incubation Group, LTIMindtree Ltd. Netherlands; Dr. G. R. Sinha, Vice Chancellor), GSFC University, Vadodara, Gujarat; Dr. Dana Rezazadegan, “the superstar of STEM”, from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia; Dr.H.C.Nagaraj, Principal.NMIT; Dr. Nalini N. Prof. CSE Dept, NMIT; and Venugopal K R, Former VC, Bangalore University.

Bengaluru, 23 February 2024: Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) hosted the First International Conference on Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning event (ERCICAM 2024), which brought together experts, enthusiasts, and their research from across the field of emerging technologies.

The event featured an expert keynote speech on the impact of AI on jobs, democracy & decision-making processes; research paper presentations and discussions, all focused on the latest trends and developments in computing, information, communication, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research and development, network with industry leaders, and gain insights into how emerging technologies are shaping the future of their respective fields.

The conference was graced by the presence of prominent dignitaries including Dr. G. R. Sinha, Provost (Vice Chancellor), GSFC University, Vadodara, Gujarat. Speaking at the occasion, he noted “AI is playing a significant role in revolutionizing the technological landscape of different sectors including healthcare and sustainability. We are advancing in the 5G and 6G Technology which has created a potential to integrate AI in telehealthcare in rural India. AI is now driving the focus of the industry towards ESG: Environment Sustainability Governance. With these developments, it has become extremely necessary to bring the industry and academia closer and, there are tremendous efforts being made here at NMIT in bringing the two closer. I want to advise the students and researchers that we are surrounded by data and we need to exploit that data in real time”.

Dr. Dana Rezazadegan, “the superstar of STEM”, from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia, delivered her keynote address on the topic “AI Horizons: Opportunities & Threats that reshape our Future”. Addressing the gathering she said, “AI has the potential to revolutionize various domains, including healthcare, science, and communication. However, its responsible use is crucial to address concerns about misinformation and fake news. The focus of researchers should be on developing responsible, explainable and ethical AI.” She also emphasized the importance of integrating AI systems into energy hubs and transportation, while ensuring that AI is used for the betterment of society.

Venugopal K R, Former Vice- Chancellor of Bangalore University said , “The world is now moving from Artificial Intelligence to Super Artificial Intelligence. While AI plays a major role in data management, it is our duty to ensure AI is explainable, accountable and responsible for mankind. Although we are witnessing the threatful impact of advancement in AI with Deep Fake technology, we should navigate the advantage of Digital twin creations in life ailing requirements. Cloning, DNA Profiling, Co-operative robots, STEM cell technology, Artificial and real synthesis will be one of the leading cutting edge technologies of the future”

Dr. I.R. Vijay S. Rao, Research Lead (Principal Director), Technology Incubation Group, LTIMindtree Ltd. Netherlands delved into the emerging trends and research arena of Internet of Things (IoT).

Dr.H.C. Nagaraj, Principal, NMIT delivered the welcome address. Dr. Nalini N, Professor in CSE, Program Chair, ERCICAM 2024 delivered an introductory address on ERCICAM 2024. Dr. Parameshachari B.D, Associate Dean R&D, ECE dept rendered the vote of thanks. Prof N R Shetty, Chief Advisor of NMIT and Former VC of Bangalore University, delivered the Presidential address. Dr V Sridhar, Dean- Academics, Dr Srikanth R – HOD-MCA, Dr Piyush Kumar Pareek- HOD of AI and ML Dept, and Dr J. Sudheer Reddy, Dean – International Relations were present during the event as well.

NMIT’s ERCICAM stayed true to its word of being a platform for researchers, industry leaders, and enthusiasts to come together and discuss the latest trends and developments in emerging technologies. The event was a testament to the growing importance of these fields, and we look forward to seeing what new breakthroughs and innovations will emerge in the coming years.

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