It’s the age of disruptions, and information technology is the driver for the transformations. With the rise of Big Data, AI and myriad applications, IT has to be recognized as a source of immense social and economic power, while technologists and computer scientists must understand the world they are helping to build.
GS1 India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MIDAS Research Lab of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, a leading premier research-oriented academic institute, to create the DataKart Centre of Excellence (DCoE).
The objective of creation of DCoE is to apply Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and other futuristic technologies to develop tools for image compression, attribute extraction, and for improving quality of product data in DataKart (National Product Data Repository).
The collaboration will enable development of cutting-edge technologies for making the DataKart more robust and dependable. This will benefit Businesses (retailers, online marketplaces, point-of-sale providers and aggregators) and end-consumers access to quality product data.
This collaboration will give GS1 the opportunity to leverage the expertise of IIIT-Delhi researchers to develop advanced tools for collecting the data, improving data accuracy and quality, and enable small and medium businesses to share their product data with retailers and online marketplaces.
The collaboration will bring together research professionals and academic scholars to develop cutting-edge technologies for making the National Product Data Repository more robust and dependable. The DCoE will ensure that data being published in the repository is of highest standards and is available for businesses and consumers for validation.