On the occasion of the first anniversary of the second tenure of the Narendra Modi government, the Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad launched India’s national Artificial Intelligence (AI) Portal called www.ai.gov.in.
This portal has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Electronics & IT and IT Industry and will work as a one stop digital platform for AI related developments in India through articles, case studies, research reports and others. Focus will be on startups, companies, educational institutions, and investment companies related to AI in India.
Ravi Shankar Prasad also launched a National Program for the youth, “Responsible AI for Youth”. The aim of this program is to give the young students of our country a platform and empower them with appropriate new age tech mindset, relevant AI skill sets and access to required AI tool sets to make them digitally ready for the future.
The program is designed to reach out to students from government schools pan India and provide them with an opportunity to become part of the skilled workforce in an inclusive manner.
Addressing the audience at the launch event, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “India must be a leading country in the development of Artificial Intelligence in the world, leveraging its vast Internet savvy population and data it is creating. India’s AI approach should be of inclusion and empowerment of human beings by supplementing growth and development rather than making human beings less relevant.”
MoS for E&IT, Communications, and HRD, Sanjay Dhotre said, “Technologies have proved to be our saviours during the difficult times. These have been of very crucial help especially in the field of education, agriculture, healthcare, e-commerce, finance, telecommunications, etc.”