The seven working groups constituted under India’s national programme for artificial intelligence (AI) will reportedly submit recommendations for a comprehensive framework governing various facets of AI in the next two weeks.

The working groups set under the aegis of the central programme ‘INDIAai’ have been tasked with creating a framework for data governance, setting up an India data management office and looking into the regulatory aspects of AI. The working groups have been constituted with representatives from industry and academia to fine-tune the policy and make it more realistic. The working groups also seek to bolster India’s push for AI by evaluating methods for capacity building, skilling and promoting startups in AI.

According to officials, once the committees submit their report to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), it will be combined into a single document and reviewed before being implemented. Under the INDIAai plan, MeitY plans to establish centres of excellence, give exclusive access to Indian startups and researchers to the datasets being collected by the government, and combine all of these to develop learning models to train AI for various public-centre projects.