Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a Task Force chaired
by V. Kamakoti of IIT Madras to explore possibilities to leverage Artificial
Intelligence (AI) for development across various fields.
The ‘task force on AI for India’s Economic Transformation’ will submit
concrete and implementable recommendations for government, industry and
research institutions, an official statement said.
In addition to regular members, it will have official participation from
NITI Aayog, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of
Science & Technology, UIDAI and DRDO.
The panel comprises experts, academics, researchers and industry leaders.
The Minister said with rapid development in the fields of information
technology and hardware, the world is about to witness a fourth industrial
revolution. She said driven by the power of big data, high computing capacity,
artificial intelligence and analytics, Industry 4.0 aims to digitise the
The move comes in the backdrop of the government reviewing the
manufacturing and industrial policies.
The task force members include Anuj Kapuria, High Tech RoboticSystemz Ltd.,
Anurag Agarwal, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, CSIR; Ashish
Dutta, IIT Kanpur; Ashwini Asokan, Mad Street Den, Chennai; Gautam Shroff, Vice
President & Chief Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs, Tata Consultancy
Services, Gurgaon; G. H. Rao, HCL Technology; G. Madhusudan, IIT Madras; G.V.N.
Apparao, ex-chief technology officer, Cognizant; Komal Sharma Talwar, founder,
XLPAT; Kunal Nandwani, founder & CEO, uTrade Solutions; Shantanu Chaudhary,
IIT Delhi, Department of Electrical Engineering; Vijay Kumar Sankarapu, founder
& CEO, Arya.in; Ajay Kumar, additional secretary, Ministry of Electronics
& IT; Amandeep Gill, Ambassador/PR to CD, Geneva; K. Nagaraj Naidu, Joint
Secretary (ITPO), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance; and
Aloke Mukherjee, DRDO. Ravinder, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce
& Industry is the convenor of the panel.