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Govt running artificial intelligence-based pilot projects in six UTs: IT secretary

The government is running artificial intelligence (AI)-based pilot projects in six Union territories in the field of health care, and such projects in education, agriculture, social justice, criminal justice as well as investigation are also being worked out, Electronics and IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney said on Tuesday. McKinsey Head (Global Analytics) Noshir Kaka said the development in the field of AI in India can add around USD 500 billion to the economy over the next four-and-a-half years based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s aspiration to make the country a USD 5-trillion economy. Speaking at the RAISE 2020 summit, Sawhney said AI is moving towards being an ecosystem that includes database, authorised service provider, authorised service agency and authorised registrar, among others. "We are trying to move forward to make this happen in all the important domains in the economy, starting with health care. It''s not just announced but being rolled out in pilot phase in six Union territories," Sawhney said. He added that data resources that are created to deliver a project can be shared across several projects in a structured manner to create new solutions on top of the projects. Kaka said that going by the vision of the prime minister to make India a USD 5-trillion economy, AI can contribute around 10 per cent to it in the next four-and-a-half years. "If you look at our prime minister''s aspiration of reaching a USD 5-trillion economy by 2025, we think that a combination of AI plus data can deliver up to 10 per cent of that.

News source ~ Out Look India