Bosch has recently opened the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), one of the country’s leading engineering institutes. The center will contribute to basic research in the fields of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) and aim to work on an interdisciplinary basis with scientists, politicians, and businesspeople. Bosch’s investment will amount to 2.5 million euros over a five-year period. In supporting this new AI center at IITM, Bosch wants to further extend its expertise in the field of artificial intelligence and data science in India. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Chennai (formerly Madras), the company’s chief digital officer Dr. Michael Bolle underscored the importance of AI for the future of every aspect of connected living. “Artificial Intelligence is a core technology of the future. Our Indian engineers are playing a significant part in expanding our company’s AI skills set.” Since 2017, Bosch already has its own AI Center in India: the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) has one of its main locations in Bengaluru, alongside further locations in Sunnyvale and Pittsburgh in the United States and Renningen in Germany.