BEA to Set Up Artificial Intelligence CoE in Patna to Upskill Entrepreneurs


Bihar Entrepreneurs Association plans four courses for a different target audience at throwaway prices, to begin with

Bihar Entrepreneurs Association (BEA) has is planning to establish the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (CoE) of East India in Patna in coming few weeks. The CoE will be set up in collaboration with some globally placed top executives.

The BEA has been working on the blueprint for the CoE for the last six months to bring the project into reality.

Speaking on the development, Abhishek Singh, Secretary General of BEA, said that proper application of AI can do wonders in several sectors such as biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, education, consumer products, services, media, retail, telecom, logistics, transportation and tourism.

“As a goodwill gesture, the BEA will also provide AI source code to the Bihari innovators, who can reap benefits from AI. The BEA plans four courses for a different target audience at throwaway prices, to start with,” he added.

To upskill new gen entrepreneurs

Singh further said that considering the role US is playing in global market, BEA will channelise its resources to upskill the new generation of entrepreneurs.

“The BEA-US Chapter has a clear role of bridging the geographical gap between India (Bihar, in particular) and the West,” he said.

Rakesh Ranjan, an IBM executive leading the emerging technology research and development (R&D) for data and AI organisation for IBM Hybrid Cloud is among those who came up with this idea.

The other persons include Ritu, MS in Software Engineering from San Jose State University in California, Prerna Preeti, Master of Science (CS) graduate from Indiana University, Bloomington,  Tulika Sahu, Master of Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Satya Prakash Modi from the city of Bhagalpur Bihar, working as a Software Developer at IBM USA and Ravi, a KLA executive driving the IT Infrastructure Center of Excellence.