Global AI Summit to be Hosted in Kerala

Global AI Summit to be Hosted in Kerala

Kerala is set to host a global summit on artificial intelligence (AI) in Kochi as IBM prepares to establish the city as its country hub for AI-assisted technology.

IBM’s AI Hub in Kochi

Industries Minister P. Rajeeve and Industries Principal Secretary Suman Billa recently held discussions with IBM India to explore the potential of establishing IBM’s hub in Kochi. An in-principle agreement has been reached, paving the way for IBM’s significant presence in the city.

Global Artificial Intelligence Summit

Kerala is gearing up to host the Global Artificial Intelligence Summit in Kochi as part of this initiative. The summit, expected to take place in the middle of this year, will serve as a pivotal platform for showcasing AI advancements and opportunities.

Implications of IBM’s Presence

Minister Rajeeve highlighted the significance of Kochi becoming IBM’s AI hub, foreseeing an influx of top technology professionals from around the world. This move is anticipated to trigger a reverse migration trend and prompt other industry players to follow suit.

The expansion of Infopark, entering its second stage, will further support IBM’s initiatives, enhancing the city’s capabilities in the AI domain.

Focus on Generative AI

The proposed Kochi hub will focus on generative AI, transcending generic AI applications. Already serving international giants like Boeing, IBM aims to secure the participation of Boeing in the upcoming AI summit, showcasing the city’s potential as a global AI hub.

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Collaboration and Preparation

Key stakeholders such as the State’s Department of Industry, IT Parks, Kerala Startup Mission, Digital University, and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University will collaborate to organize the summit. Additionally, the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation will present preparations to establish Kochi as the country’s principal AI hub.


The AI landscape in Kochi is set for a significant transformation with IBM’s plans to establish its hub in the city and the upcoming Global Artificial Intelligence Summit. These developments are poised to elevate Kochi’s status in the global AI arena, attracting top talent and fostering innovation in the region. With strategic collaborations and focused preparations, Kochi is positioned to emerge as a prominent destination for AI advancement and collaboration.