Telugu-born artificial intelligence and robotics researcher Raj Reddy has been honored by the Computer History Museum (CHM) as part of its 2021 CHM Fellow Awards program. Reddy, an Indian-American professor and researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotics, was recognized for his contribution towards revolutionising AI and speaker-independent continuous speech recognition.
Reddy founded the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, one of the top three labs in the world exploring applied robotics technology research. Reddy's pioneering work showcases how technology can serve society, particularly in bridging the digital divide through education.
Raised in the Chittoor district, situated in Andhra Pradesh, India, Reddy played an instrumental role in creating the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies to meet the educational needs of low-income, gifted, rural youth across the nation. Reddy has influenced thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to make vital and important contributions to computer science, artificial intelligence, and robotics, over a five-decade teaching career.
From Telangana Today (India)
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