National Centre for Artificial Intelligence to come up in India

February 3, 2019
National Centre for Artificial Intelligence

Government of India has announced that National Centre for Artificial Intelligence to come up in India soon. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in his interim budget has envisaged a national program on artificial intelligence (AI). The government has allocated Rs 400-450 crore.

“In order to take the benefit of AI and related technologies to the people, our national program on AI has been envisaged by the government,” said Goyal.

The Centre is expected to be operational by July and work has begun for a launch. The Centre will be part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and will work in collaboration with other entities of the department such as the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

The AI centre will focus on improving India’s technology landscape by setting up data platform, skilling, reskilling and research platforms. AI has the potential to add US$957 billion to India’s economy by 2035