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Centre constitutes a task force on artificial intelligence

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 manufacturing sector.

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.


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