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GoI Initiatives

  • AI in India: Initiatives from the Indian Government in 2021:

    The use cases of AI in the government of India currently include biometric identification, facial recognition, criminal investigation, crowd and traffic management, digital agriculture, etc. Let’s explore what other initiatives and strategies have been implemented in India at the governmental level

  • US-India AI Initiative:

    The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) launched the US-India Artificial Intelligence Initiative on 18th March 2021 to foster AI innovation by sharing ideas and experiences, identifying new opportunities in research and development and bilateral collaboration.

  • Applied AI Research Centre in Telangana:

    In October 2020, the Telangana government collaborated with Intel India, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) to launch INAI (Intel AI), an applied AI research centre in Hyderabad. The centre will focus on solving challenges in India’s healthcare and smart mobility segment.

  • Responsible AI for Youth:

    Responsible AI for Youth is a national programme for government schools to empower the young generation to become AI-ready and reduce the skill gap in India. Established by the National e-Governance Division of MeitY, the platform aims to help the students develop a new-age tech mindset and relevant skill-sets.

  • MCA 3.0 portal:

    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) recently launched a new version of its portal, version 3.0, MCA 21, which will leverage data analytics, AI, and ML, to simplify regulatory filings for companies. The idea behind the revamp is to promote ease of doing business and compliance monitoring.

  • AI portal:

    Jointly developed by MeitY and NASSCOM in June 2020, the Indian government launched a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) portal, India AI is slated as a central hub for everything. The portal will act as a one-stop-shop for all AI-related developments and initiatives in India.

  • National Research Foundation:

    NRF, an autonomous body under the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, has been established to boost research across segments, including AI. On 3rd March 2021, while addressing a webinar on effective implementation of Union Budget 2021 provisions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “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.

  • Promoting AI in schools:

    The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is preparing a new National Curriculum Framework for School Education in pursuance of the National Education Policy 2020. This will also aim at introducing a basic course on AI at the secondary level.