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India to host global AI summit in October

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar (File Photo)

India is set to host the Global IndiaAI 2023 in October this year with an aim to boost digital infrastructure. According to an official statement, a host of artificial intelligence (AI) players, researchers, startups, and investors from India and outside.

The conference will focus on a wide spectrum of topics, including next generation learning and foundational AI models, AI’s applications in healthcare, governance, and next-gen electric vehicles, future AI research trends, AI computing systems, investment opportunities, and nurturing AI talent.

Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar will chair the conference’s steering committee, entrusted with the task of shaping the contours of the Global IndiaAI 2023. The summit is being organised at a time when India is positioning itself as a global player as a semiconductor manufacturer.

Speaking about the conference, Chandrasekhar said that the aim is to bring the best brains and talent under one roof to deliberate on key issues relating to technology.

“This summit is expected to evolve and become a must attend event on the annual calendar of the Global AI industry, startups, practitioners, researchers and students. The Global IndiaAI summit will also catalyze India’s AI landscape and innovation ecosystem,” the minister said.

The conference will also serve as a showcase for the vibrant IndiaAI ecosystem that comprises key initiatives such as DI Bhashini, India Datasets Program, IndiaAI Futuredesign program for startups, and IndiaAI FutureSkills program dedicated to nurturing world-class AI talent.

India is gearing up to be future ready to handle AI.

Earlier, Comptroller and Auditor General of India GC Murmu said that India along with the world will see expanded use of artificial intelligence. “This is an area which is currently evolving..so I do not know but there was huge resistance from several quarters way  back when computers were being introduced..today we can say that computers have not taken away our jobs,” Murmu said on the sidelines of the G20-Supreme Audit Institutions’ summit in Goa.

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