Sep 19, 2020 | Neelam Tyagi
According to the statement released by planning minister Rao Inderjit Singh, the government is analyzing the national strategy on artificial intelligence, and the cabinet word for the same is under deliberation.
He told in Rajya Sabha that the draft cabinet note (DCN) for the deployment of the national strategy on AI is being driven by MeitY and the same is supporting scrutiny. Most of the recommendations under national strategies involve inter alia, setting up Centres of Research Excellence that directed on fundamental research and International Centres on Transformational AI(ICTAI) that concentrate on applied research.
After having a discussion with many ministers and academicians, institution, professionals and industry leaders, NITI Aayog has disclosed India’s National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence( NSAI) in June 2018, specifying the required efforts in research, development, enactment and skilling in AI, according to the planning minister, as reported by Economic Times.
It is expected that AI has the capacity to augment $957 billion to India’s GDP by 2035 and enhance the annual growth of India by 1.3% points by 2035. However, NITI Aayog had planned to lend Rs 7500 crore as funding five institutes or centre of research excellence(CORE), 20 international centres for transformational AI(ICTAI) and arranging cloud computing, known as AIRAWAT, that is accessible for everyone under the national strategy for AI in India.
According to the planning minister, the NITI Aayog has cooperated with various countries and entities like department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS, the government of UK), ministry of economy, trade and industry (METI, Japan), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Treasury, the government of Australia.