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Nirmala Sitharaman Constituted a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for Economic Transformation

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The Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation.

On the task force, 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. Ms Sitharaman said the panel will comprise of experts, academics, researchers and industry leaders and will explore possibilities to leverage AI for development across various fields.

The task force will submit concrete and implementable recommendations for government, industry and research institutions.

The task force will have the 18 members headed by V Kamakoti of IIT Madras whereas Ravinder, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry will be the Convenor of the task force.

In addition to regular members, official participation from NITI Aayog, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Science & Technology, UIDAI and DRDO shall also be requested.

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