India Set to Embrace Artificial Intelligence

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At a time when the entire world is considering artificial intelligence (AI) as a boon and tool to transform the development prospects of existing technologies to another level, India too is joining this bandwagon gradually and is all set to embrace AI on a large scale.

The Central Government has entrusted Niti Aayog with the job of developing an artificial intelligence plan at the national level with international standards during the Union budget for 2018-19.

Accordingly, the Niti Aayog has formulated a plan to establish an organizational system for the adoption and development of AI in the country.

Niti Aayog is proposed to allocate funds worth Rs 7,500 crore (over a billion US dollars in a span of 3 years period) for conception of a cloud computing platform (Airawat) and research institutes.

To monitor the usage of funds for rolling out and implementation of AI plan, a high-level task force will be constituted. It will be comprised of members from all central ministries and states along with the key professional in the AI industry.

A cabinet note could be placed in respect to the aforesaid plan before the newly formed government very soon for a final decision.

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