According to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the government is determined to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-powered solutions that will benefit India as well as transform lives of its people.

During his address at an event, Chandrasekhar said that AI will be kinetic enabler of India’s digital economy and also make governance smarter and more data-led

Stating that the broad vision of the country’s AI programme is to secure India’s position as one of the leading nations in the AI space, Chandrasekhar said in this regard, the government is working in partnership with academia, startups and industry players to develop cutting-edge applications and scalable problem solutions in various fields such as agriculture, health, and sustainable cities, thereby  catalysing an effective AI ecosystem.

He also said that IndiaAI will significantly expand the AI compute, GPU infrastructure in partnership with technology companies for catalysing growth and innovation of emerging technologies while laying guardrails for ethical and safe use. He added that one of the objectives of IndiaAI programme is create a model of responsible and ethical AI – for India and world.

Further, the minister stated that apart from developing technology, the Prime Minister has also emphasised on making India a global talent hub for AI under the IndiaAI. Skilling efforts to re-skill and up-skill professionals to be adept with the emerging technologies are being implemented and also to equip the young indians with industry-ready and future-ready skills too.