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Government Sets up Task Force on AI for Economic Transformation

The Minister said with rapid development in the fields of information technology and hardware, the world is about to witness a fourth industrial revolution

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Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation.

The Minister said with rapid development in the fields of information technology and hardware, the world is about to witness a fourth industrial revolution.

She said driven by the power of big data, high computing capacity, artificial intelligence and analytics, Industry 4.0 aims to digitise the manufacturing sector.

Sitharaman said the panel will comprise of experts, academics, researchers and industry leaders and will explore possibilities to leverage AI for development across various fields.

Dr V Kamakoti, IIT Madras is going to be the Chairperson of the Task Force. The Force will have sixteen other members, and Ravinder, Joint Secretary, DIPP; Ministry of Commerce & Industry will be the Convenor.

In addition to regular members, official participation from NITI Aayog, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Science & Technology, UIDAI, and DRDO shall also be requested.

This information was conveyed via an official statement released by Ministry of Commerce & Industry on Friday (25 August).