MeitY to desk proposal for AI-based programmes & Policy for cupboard’s approval

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is discovering synthetic intelligence a  potential answer to deal with issues akin to language barrier generally confronted situation by the Indians. The ministry expects to get a nod from the cupboard in a month to launch programmes primarily based on the next-generation expertise, stated senior authorities officers.

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According to Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov and National e-Governance Division (NeGD), the ministry will quickly attain out to the cupboard with a coverage to launch AI-based programmes. However, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, in an announcement stated that although the main points are to not be mentioned publicly but the ministry is predicted to desk the proposal for the coverage inside 60 days. He additionally talked about the RAISE 2020 Summit, a convention on AI which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate in the present day within the night.

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As per the view of Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY, “AI will bring tremendous opportunity for India if the talent pool that the country has is used to solve various problems by using the technology.” Adding on, stated that there are 22 regional languages and individuals who know solely a selected language are unable to speak with others. “This is one of the many other problems that artificial intelligence can address,” Sawhney stated.

National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (NSAI) highlighted the potential of AI in boosting India’s annual development charge by 1.three proportion factors by 2035 and recognized precedence sectors for the deployment of AI with authorities’s help.

(with inputs from PTI)

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