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NITI Aayog & NASSCOM Sign MoU towards promoting AI in India

Blog Post created by NASSCOM Community on Jul 17, 2018

In June 2018, NITI Aayog came out with the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, whereby there were four areas highlighted to harness the full power of AI for India. These are: Research – Core & Applied; Skilling & Re-skilling; Accelerating Adoption; and, Ethics, Privacy & Security.  

 

Both NITI Aayog and NASSCOM have agreed to work and promote AI & Machine Learning towards Applied Research, Accelerating Adoption, Ethics, and Privacy & Security. 

 

This was a great opportunity for us to sign an MoU with NITI Aayog on 5th July, to collaborate and advance AI adoption in India; facilitate key stakeholder interaction; Share knowledge; and, organize summits and meetings to disseminate learnings and reach out to a broader audience. Additionally, it’s a substantive boost to NASSCOM’s recently launched Futureskills platform which aims to prepare 1.5 million professionals in the areas of niche technology in the next 4 – 5 years.   

 

Scope of Work

 

  • An India AI portal to host information about AI & Machine Learning.
  • Focussed effort to get skilled women job-ready in AI. NASSCOM’s Women Wizard Rule Tech (WWRT) is a focussed endeavour.
  • Identify global platforms to showcase India’s potential in AI.
  • Explore & facilitate setting up of National AI Marketplace.
  • Setting up of think-tanks.
  • Facilitate Research.

 

NASSCOM’s Levers

 

  • 10k Programme, NASSCOM Product Conclave (NPC), the Deep Tech Clubs, Incubators in NCR & Bengaluru.
  • Newly established CoE – DS & AI with the Govts. Of Karnataka & Telangana. They will conduct PoCs for real life problems for corporate and govt. NITI Aayog to be the Knowledge Partner.
  • NASSCOM events which have global outreach.
  • NASSCOM Research which forms the bulwark of Thought Leadership.
  • Futureskills Platform.

 

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