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IIT Madras Hosts The First RBCDSAI ‘Web Science Symposium’

Published: 1 March 2019

Indian Institute of Technology Madras hosted the first Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI (RBCDSAI) ‘Web Science Symposium', held jointly with Web Science Trust (WST), an U.K.-based not-for-profit that supports global development of Web Science.

The WST has established an international network, bringing together world-class research laboratories to support the Web Science Research and education programme. The program comprises lectures by trustees of web science trust and experts from around the country.

WSI Executive Director, Professor Dame Wendy Hall delivered an address on ‘Web Science, AI and Future of the Internet’ and said, “Web architecture is a simple set of protocols, that gave rise to complex macro phenomena. Web is the co-creation between humans who put the content and the technology that enables it. The whole thing is designed for wonderful things but when it goes big, bad things will happen such as cyber bullying and fake news.” 

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