Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has set up an internal committee which will provide suggestions to Indian government on framing a national policy on artificial intelligence (AI).
About Committee for Suggesting Artificial Intelligence Policy:
This internal committee comprising of experts will advise the IT ministry on the most appropriate technology for India in context of emerging trends in the area of AI.
- Reducing/averting cyber attacks carried out with the help of AI is the main focus area of Indian government.
- Members of the committee will also hold consultations with officials from Union Home Ministry as well as Union Finance Ministry.
- The committee will soon submit a detailed report including suggestions/recommendations to the Government, which will serve as a base for forming the national policy.
- Framework for India’s strategic plan to use AI will incorporate key areas that have been identified in Government’s seven-point strategy.
- Developing methods for human machine interactions; creating a competent workforce in line with AI and R&D needs, ensuring safety and security of AI systems; measuring and evaluating AI technologies through standards and benchmarks and understanding and addressing the ethical, legal and societal implications of AI are among the key points included in Government’s seven-point strategy.
Emerging Trends in the area of Artificial Intelligence:
Ability of machines to perform given tasks by adapting to the environment and thereby maximising its chance of success is referred to as Artificial Intelligence.
- From 2016-2022 artificial intelligence market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.4%.
- Trade analysts have forecasted that in 2020, artificial intelligence market will be worth $153 billion.
- From Government’s perspective, AI is being viewed as a major challenge against creating as well as sustaining job opportunities, as in future more and more companies will deploy AI for executing tasks that currently require human resources.
- Countries like US, UK and China are already working on formulating national plans to appropriately position themselves for harnessing AI technology in future.