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Artificial Intelligence (AI) institutional framework

  Mar 06, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) institutional framework

The NITI Aayog has drawn up a plan for creating an institutional framework for artificial intelligence (AI) in the country. 

It has circulated a cabinet note to provide Rs 7,500 crore in funding for creation of cloud computing platform called AIRAWAT and research institutes. 

The government will pump in Rs 7,500 crore initially over a three-year period and set up a high-level taskforce to oversee roll-out and implementation of AI. 

What will be done?

The proposal entails investing in funding five institutes or centres of research excellence (CORE), 20 international centres for transformational AI (ICTAI) and setting up a cloud computing platform called AIRAWAT that can be accessed by anyone.

The entire AI mission will be monitored by a task force, to be headed by a member of NITI Aayog with representation from all ministries and states?

Why it is being done?

What is China doing in this regard?

China has committed to build a domestic AI industry worth nearly $150 billion in the next few years, with an aim to become the leading AI power by 2030.