The Narendra Modi government has launched a dedicated portal to aid the development of solutions based on Artificial Intelligence
Bengaluru: The Narendra Modi government has launched a dedicated portal to aid the development of solutions based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), reports Economic Times.
It adds that the platform will act as a one-stop digital platform for AI related developments in India, sharing of resources, details of startups, investment funds in AI, companies and educational institutions related to AI in India.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for electronics, IT; communications and law and justice launched it on the occasion of the first anniversary of Modi’s second stint.
India’s national Artificial Intelligence Portal called www.ai.gov.in has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT and IT industry body NASSCOM.
“India must be a leading country in the development of Artificial Intelligence in the world, leveraging upon its vast Internet savvy population and data it is creating. India’s AI approach should be of inclusion and empowerment of human being by supplementing growth and development rather than making human beings less relevant,” Prasad said.
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The government also launched a national programme for the youth, called “Responsible AI for Youth” which is aimed at empowering the young students of the country with appropriate new age tech mind-set, relevant AI skill-sets and access to required AI tool-sets to make them digitally ready for the future.
“Responsible AI for Youth” will empower the youth to become AI ready and help reduce the skill gap, while enabling youth to create meaningful social impact solutions. The Program is designed to reach out to students from Government schools pan India and provide them with an opportunity to become part of the skilled workforce in an inclusive manner, the ministry said in a statement.
The National Programme is open to students of classes 8 - 12 from Central and State government-run schools and in its first phase, each of the State Education Department will nominate 10 teachers who will identify 25-50 potential students for the Program. The identified students will attend online training sessions on AI and understand how to identify social impact ideas/projects that may be created using AI and submit their ideas through a 60 seconds video explaining a proposed AI enabled solution.
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Last Updated 31, May 2020, 2:54 PM