Sanjeev Sinha led India-Japan Partnership Fund and Group organized the fifth India Japan AI Forum at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo where Japan’s mega-corporate NEC and IIT Mumbai signed MoU for an AI and Robotics Centre in Mumbai. The signing was also witnessed by the Indian Ambassador, Sanjay Kumar Verma, Chairman of AI Strategy Committee at the Cabinet Office of Japan, Prof Yuichiro Anzai and sponsor of the centre Sharad Saraf who is also the President of Federation of Indian Export Organizations, Technocraft and India-Japan Partnership Fund and Group’s Benten Technologies working on bilateral promotion. Director of IIT Mumbai Dr Subhasis Chaudhuri and the head of the AI Platform of NEC were the main signatories of the MoU.
Sanjeev Sinha, President of India-Japan Partnership Fund and Group and IIT Alumni Association of Japan, opened the session with an overview of the relationship between IITs and other premier institutions of India with Japan. Sinha described the major role in the process of the IIT Japan conference in 2007 www.IITJapan.org hosted by Prof Yuichiro Anzai, then President of Keio University, which initiated Japan’s collaboration with a new IIT in India, namely IIT Hyderabad.