Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI) is an independent, nonprofit research institute and global hub, developing AI solutions for social good.

Our mission is to apply the power of Artificial Intelligence to solve the world’s toughest problems. Health, Agriculture, Financial inclusion, Infrastructure, and Education are among our initial focus areas.


At Wadhwani AI, we measure our success based on our impact, and keep the communities we are trying to help, at the core of our solutions.


Our Approach


We collaborate closely with our partners – Nonprofits, Governments, Companies, Academic and Research institutes – to identify problems AI can help solve. Working with them, we build datasets, develop and test solutions, iterate, and scale.

Based in India, we are close to the problems we are trying to solve. We push our innovations out of the lab and into the field quickly and interact frequently with beneficiaries, users, and decision makers in order to develop insights critical to our AI efforts. Our work is open access and free for use towards improving the lives of others.

AI-based solutions must work within broader systems and programs

AI-based solutions must work within broader systems and programs


Join us in bringing AI to the underserved billions. Our partnerships engage diverse capabilities, perspectives, and enable us to tackle big problems.


Our Partners


Our in-house team collaborates with, and hosts researchers and research groups from some of the world’s leading institutions. We have research collaborations with Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Washington.


Research Partners


Social Impact Partners


As a global hub for open innovation, Wadhwani AI welcomes faculty researchers, postdocs, and student interns - and connects them with domain experts and organizations working on problems of their interest. If you are interested in joining our team, please look at our careers page for open positions.



Our mission is to also facilitate an active dialogue between the research community and the broader public to explore the ethical dimensions of AI research and implementation. It is important to us to establish guidelines for the use of AI, so we can ensure and publish best practices, keeping in mind the wellbeing of those who are most vulnerable in our society.