IT ministry to seek Cabinet approval for policy on AI-based programmes
Meity Secretary Ajay Sawhney said that the Artificial Intelligence can bring tremendous opportunity for India if the talent pool and the potential that the country has is used to solve various problems by using technology. According to government sources, the IT ministry is looking to use artificial intelligence for addressing problems such as language barrier that are faced by Indians in communication and the ministry expects to get Cabinet approval in a month to launch programmes based on the next generation technology. Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that India is organising a conference on AI, RAISE 2020, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Abhishek Singh CEO National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and MyGov said that the Meity will soon approach the Cabinet for a policy to launch AI-based programmes.