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The Karnataka’s Department of Electronics Information Technology Biotechnology and Science & Technology (IT, BT and S&T) has sanctioned approval for establishment of the Center for Internet of Ethical Things (CIET) at IIIT Bangalore in collaboration with World Economic Forum (WEF). The proposed Center, envisioned by the Karnataka Government, is expected to contribute to a policy frameworks which explicitly engages with ethical and moral aspects of IoT and AI technologies and also nurture a thriving innovation ecosystem in the state. The CIET will focus on health, agriculture, education, manufacturing and mobility verticals.  

The Memorandum of Agreement was signed on Friday 24th September at Shangri la Hotel in the presence of Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, Hon'ble Minister for Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka. Professor S Sadagopan, founding Director of IIIT Bangalore, Professor Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT Bangalore, and Professor Madhav Rao were invited for the MoA. Through CIET, IIIT Bangalore is aimed to contribute its in-depth research expertise in the domain of security, hardware design, data management and ethical policy, and formulate a technological framework.