GOI Plans to Launch its own National Artificial Intelligence Center
Artificial Intelligence(AI) is a area of computer science that allows a computer to act or work as a human mind could think or an intelligent human could work. This design includes the working of computers that includes speech, recognition and learning. For the development and growth of the economy of the Indian Society, central Government of India is now planning to launch a National Centre for Artificial Intelligence(AI) beginning its functioning from July., as reported.
Named as National Artificial Intelligence Centre, this platform is likely to expense around INR 450-500 crore and will functioned to be a part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). this is also estimated to function with the collaboration with other entities of the department like the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), following a report. the report also mentioned that the AI unit would specifically be meant for citizens and would help in setting up data platform, skilling, re-skilling and research platforms, allowing to lend a hand to solve legal, regulatory and cybersecurity challenges.
“The panels gave us a lot of fodder to think on, and suggested setting up of a national AI centre,” mentioned a senior government official. “The centre will try to innovate in AI for government applications. It will look at how AI can be used in health care, education, and agriculture from a public systems delivery perspective,” he added further.
Policy think-tank NITI Aayog released a discussion paper in June the previous year on the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence. That identifies five areas namely, health care, agriculture, smart cities, education and transportation allowing a gain from the most of AI. This paper also emphasised on the barriers regarding adoption but was criticised for not being able to provide any roadmap for implementing the concept.
“AI can’t grow without data. NIC has two centres, one on AI and one on data analytics. C-DAC has also done phenomenal work on languages. Our interest is to see how this can be used for governance applications,” marked the senior government official. The Government has already been contemplating regarding the idea of holding a support from the technology and had a smaller centre working on AI under the NIC. While now it demands a national centre that would ease the academic institutions to understand the functioning of AI to help in governance, this had been a major step ahead to enforce the ideology. In February previous year, India’s IT ministry also constituted four committees to study properly on various aspects of Artificial Intelligence for citizen use.