AI CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AICx
Building on the past successes, SLASSCOM has launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (AICx) with the aim of positioning Sri Lanka as a key competency centre for Artificial Intelligence in Asia. AICx will serve as a platform for those who are advocates in AI and passionately involved in different focus areas to come together and help drive the AI agenda for Sri Lanka.
The AICx has already laid the groundwork for this vision by engaging with global leaders in AI to help catapult AI growth and create more opportunities for Sri Lanka.
SLASSCOM took a pioneering step in Sri Lanka by hosting the AI Asia Summit in 2018 and 2019. SLASSCOM also published a framework for an AI Policy for Sri Lanka which encompasses several high-level objectives including increasing awareness and adaptation of AI in both public and private sector, showcasing AI’s capabilities for the greater good, incentivising fundamental and applied research in AI, identifying niche opportunities and attracting leading global technology and AI companies to set up operations in Sri Lanka.
With this initiative, SLASSCOM will take steps to organise its AICx infrastructure and framework to drive its aims of building competence and capacity, identifying AI use cases in products and services, establishing funding and resources, create market opportunities, to network and share success, institutionalise AI Research, commercialise and implement policy and responsible use.
MEET THE TEAM - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
|Tharindu Buddhika Adhikari (Awareness Pillar Lead)||Senior Software Engineer||CBC Tech Solutions|
|Dr Varuna De Silva (Capability Development Pillar Lead)||Senior Lecturer, Institute for Digital Technologies||Loughborough University, London|
|Yasith Fernando (Market Scoping Pillar Lead)||Senior Manager, Consulting||E&Y|
|Dr. Nisha Talagala (Commercialization and IP Pillar Lead)||CEO & Founder||PYXEDA|
|Udaya Shamendra (University Relations Pillar Lead)||Software Development Lead||IBM - Singapore|
|Calvin Hindle||Manager : Emerging Technologies||Millenniumitesp|
|Dr. Chinthanie Weerakoon||Lecturer - University of Kelaniya||SLAAI|
|Dr D.D.M Ranasinghe||President||SLAAI|
|Dileesha Rajapakse||Senior Software Engineer||WSO2|
|Dr. Lakmal Rupasinghe||Senior Lecturer||SLIIT|
|Dr. Mihirini Wagaarachchi||Vice President||SLAAI|
|Upendra Pieris||Vice President||OrelIT|
|Yolan Seimon||Vice President - Head||OCTAVE - John Keells Holdings PLC|
|Kalinga Ihalagedara||Head of Innovation||OrelIT|
|Kasun Amarasinghe||?Postdoctoral Researcher||?Carnegie Mellon University|
|Gayani Hurulle||Research Manager||LIRNEasia|
|Navo Wickramanayake||Tech Consulting Sr Analyst||Accenture - Netherlands|
|Dr Manjusri Wickramasinghe||Senior Lecturer||University of Colombo|