Industry 5.0 will foster collaboration between Robots and Humans for Industrial and Societal growth!

- Chandra Koduru, GM – Head, Academic Interface Program TCS Bengaluru

While we are trying to go ahead with Industry 4.0 to make the sector robust through Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, etc; Industry 5.0 will be extremely futuristic in theory and application.

It will see Cobots (robots designed to cooperate and collaborate with human) work for and with us to build efficient process that use the least resources to obtain the highest benefits, expressed Chandra Koduru, GM – Head, Academic Interface Program, TCS Bengaluru on Friday.

He shared this at the sidelines of the one-day conference on Industry 5.0 for Education Sector organized by Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore (which is celebrating its Silver Jubilee year)

Setting the tone of the conference, Mr.Jegajeevan, Principal, Sri Krishna Arts and Science College said through Industry 5.0, humanity will try to work alongside with robots, A.I. Machines and also make these machines work like humans, hence it would be a complex yet interesting topic to explore at the present.

He underlined that this conference will focus on the future of the education sector and deliberate inputs for other industries as well. He added that the deliberations will cover disruptions in different fields and also the technology enablers of education sector.

“Earlier Disruptions used to be a strategic initiative but today it has become the order of the day, particularly during this post-covid era,” he said.

Chandra Koduru shared that Society and Industry have been through various stages of evolution. From being a Hunter-Gatherer Society, humans have been through the Agricultural revolution, Industrial revolution, Information Technology Revolution and now to the Super Smart phase of evolution.

Industry on the other hand has gone from mere mechanization to electrification, Internet connectivity, Cyber physical systems (like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tweaked systems), and it will soon witness humans working alongside robots which is a striking feature of Industry 5.0.

He said robots/ cobots would not replace humans in the workforce but enhance it, assist them in performing complex and burdening tasks with less stress and more ease. It will improve productivity with quality and precision. Not just the industry, the education sector will also advance into the next level with Industry 5.0 technologies coming into the picture.
He added that no field can ignore this wave of Industrial evolution hence we need to accept and embrace it, so that we can function a lot better with less friction.

The forthcoming Ai-Fi, which is a blend of Artificial Intelligence-powered Frugal Innovation for the masses, AI GOV – Artificial Intelligence assisted in Governance related work are a part of Industry 5.0 which is being developed to make a difference in society.

In his presentation, he underlined that unlike the previous wave of Industrial evolutionary phases which concentrated on increasing productivity, jobs, and growth; Industry 5.0 emphasizes industries to also focus on achieving societal goals and become resilient providers of prosperity, by making production respect the boundaries of our planet and placing the wellbeing of the industry worker at the center of the businesses.

Prior to the commencement of the conference, Smt.Malarvizhi, Chairperson and Managing Trustee, Sri Krishna Institutions launched the Silver Jubilee logo of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College.

A Green and Blue logo bearing the numbers 25, in green and blue was unveiled. It was conveyed that Green denotes the eco and sustainability of the campus, while blue denotes Smartwork and Success.

Smt.Malarvizhi in her presidential address took a trip down memory lane and said establishing Sri Krishna Arts and Science College in 1997 as a self-financing college was an entirely new experience for the team.

She said that the college had just 4 UG programs and 20 students and 1 classroom block in 1999. There were no proper roads, and the land was barren. Greater efforts were taken to develop the landscape. There were financial constraints for the management to set up this college to great standards that exist today. But with sheer confidence, this college was built and completed wholly in 2007.

With the support of Sundararaman, the then Principal of the college and the current CEO of Sri Krishna Institutions, today it has become an autonomous college with stellar NIRF ranks. Today SKASC educates 8,235 students. It strength grows 23% every year, and also offers industry-ready UG, PG courses and also Ph.D programs.

“I am so emotionally connected with all of my institutions. Whatever we do, it is done with all heart and passion, and not as a ritual”, she shared at the event, and thanked all the stakeholders, students, parents and well-wishers of the institution for standing with the college for these 25 years.

Following that the college renewed its MoU with TCS for its industry-tied up course, while Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology also renewed its industry-tied up course at the occasion. It was exchanged between the heads of the departments and Chandra Koduru, GM – Head, Academic Interface Program TCS Bengaluru.