Top AI Initiatives of Indian Government Using for Social Services

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AI InitiativesHere discussing the key AI initiatives of the Indian government for social good in the AI era.

Artificial intelligence has the potential to help in social service. National and International governments are ramping up investment in AI. AI is all set to shape global competitiveness over the coming decades. India has a unique advantage to harness its enormous digital capital for AI-driven development.

The use cases of AI in the government of India currently include tiger protection, biometric identification, hotspot analysis, facial recognition, wearables to empower women safety, criminal investigation, crowd and traffic management, cleaning river, digital agriculture, etc. One expert says ‘In the past, nations have competed on physical, financial, human, and intellectual capital. But, in the coming decades, nations will increasingly compete with digital capital.’ So, let’s discuss top AI initiatives in India.

 

AI initiatives from the Indian government:

The Government of India’s Defence Research & Development Organization has already created the roadmap for AI in India.

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics was established for AI research and development and Digital India.

In 2020, the Indian government increased $477 million to boost AI, IoT, big data, cybersecurity, ML and robotics for digital India.

India’s flagship digital initiative aims to make the internet more accessible, promoting e-governance, e-banking, e-education and e-health.

In the 2019 Union Budget, the government would offer industry-relevant skill training for 10 million youth in India in technologies like AI, ML, Big Data, Data intelligence, robotics, etc.

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics was established to shoots for the development of mission-critical products for battlefield communication and management systems.

The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum launched the US-India Artificial Intelligence Initiative flagship program to foster AI innovation by sharing ideas and experiences, identifying new opportunities in research and development, and bilateral collaboration.

The Telangana government collaborated with Intel India, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad and Public Health Foundation of India to launch Intel AI, an applied AI research centre in Hyderabad, it will focus on problems in India’s healthcare and smart mobility segment.

The National Artificial Intelligence Mission will include creating Centres of Excellence. There will be a National Centre for Transformation AI and this will have a mandate of application-based research.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs launched its portal, MCA 21, version 3.0. it aims to promote ease of doing business and compliance monitoring. It will leverage the use of the latest technologies like data analytics, Artificial intelligence, and Machine learning, to simplify regulatory filings for companies. It not only improves the existing services and modules but also creates e-adjudication, compliance management system, advanced helpdesk, feedback services, user dashboards, self-reporting tools, revamped master data services, etc.

To empower youth in AI, the government established the National e-Governance Division of MeitY and NASSCOM. MeitY aims to help the students develop a new-age tech mindset and relevant skill-sets. NASSCOM is an AI portal, this portal will act as a one-stop-shop for all AI-related developments and initiatives in India.

Under the National Education Policy 2020, The National Council of Educational Research & Training has initiated the process for preparing, AI will now be a part of the Indian school curriculum. This will also aim at introducing a basic course on AI at the secondary level.

Under NFP,2020 The Government of India constituted the National Research Foundation. It is an autonomous body. It was established to boost research across segments, including AI. Fifty thousand crore rupees have been allocated for this. This will strengthen the governance structure of the research related institutions and will improve linkages between R&D, academia and industry.

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