NITI Aayog in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) has set up a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in India.  The CIC will be based in New Delhi and work towards addressing societal challenges through digital innovation.

This is the first AWS CIC in India that has been set up at a national level.  AWS has such centres across countries like Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, and the US.

According to NITI Aayog, the CIC would promote emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and blockchain that would play an important role in driving research implementation and partnerships to improve the technology ecosystem in the country. Under the partnership, AWS will be building prototypes and solutions for NITI Aayog and partnering organisations using advanced technologies.

The parties have already started working on the health sector in conceptualising and developing ML-based data intelligent systems. The other sectors of focus include agriculture, education, infrastructure and governance.