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The government will partner with industry and academia for the summit called "RAISE 2020 -- Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020"

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The government will partner with industry and academia for the summit called "RAISE 2020 -- Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020". Pixabay

The Indian government on Wednesday said it will host an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-focused summit here on April 11-12 with the aim of providing a platform for a “global meeting of minds” to exchange ideas.

The government will partner with industry and academia for the summit called “RAISE 2020 — Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020”.

Set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the summit will aim to charter a course to use AI for social empowerment, inclusion and transformation in key areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and smart mobility, among other sectors.

Ahead of the summit, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) organised a consultation with industry representatives to bring in synergies within India’s AI landscape.

“We are extremely delighted to announce the first of its kind two-day summit – ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020′. In our opinion, a data-rich environment like India has the potential to be the world’s leading AI laboratory which can eventually transform lives globally,” said Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY.

“AI technology is a powerful tool that can be used to create a positive impact in the Indian context, further becoming the AI destination for the world,” Sawhney added.

During the consultation session, the government also launched an AI-startup challenge “Pitchfest”.

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The Indian government on Wednesday said it will host an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-focused summit here on April 11-12 with the aim of providing a platform. Pixabay

“The name “RAISE 2020″ came into being because we want to leverage responsible AI practices for enabling the masses. Through this summit we will outline India’s vision for utilising the power of AI to responsibly transform the social landscape for a better tomorrow,” sad Abhishek Singh, President and CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD).

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“RAISE 2020 will facilitate an exchange of ideas to further create a mass awareness about the need to ethically develop and practice AI in the digital era,” Singh said. (IANS)

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Find Out How ‘Smart Tech’ Can Help India Mange Global Crisis

'Smart Tech' such as 5G can help India fight global crisis better

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Smart tech can help create an automated end-to-end supply chain for consumers with minimal failure chances. Pixabay

Leveraging the power of “Smart Tech” — 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 — can help India create an efficient crisis management system which can ensure minimal impact due to any man-made or natural crisis, a new report from market research firm techARC said on Wednesday.

These technologies can help create an automated end-to-end supply chain for consumers with minimal failure chances, said the report.

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“No one can afford to pause a country. There are technologies like 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0 available which can be blended to create a crisis management system, ensuring functioning of several services and supply of products in such extraordinary times,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.

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Leveraging the power of “Smart Tech” — 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 — can help India create an efficient crisis management system. Pixabay

Such a roadmap can ensure continuity of essential economic and governance activities without putting the lives of people at risk, said the report titled “Leveraging Smart Tech for Crisis Management: India’s Roadmap”.

“We are proposing a roadmap for India spread over three phases, which can minimise the impact,” he added.

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India must systematically and structurally adopt Smart Tech to achieve the objectives of thriving digital economy, effective crisis management system and minimising the opportunity cost due to delay or slow adoption of such transformational technologies, recommended the report. (IANS)