India will launch AI mission to boost healthcare: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India will launch an AI mission to boost the healthcare, agriculture and education sectors.

Addressing the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit here, PM Modi said that India is working to transform the health sector using AI.

He highlighted the key role that the path-breaking technology can play in sustainable development.

“We will launch an AI mission to get AI compute power which will help startups and innovators. With this mission, agriculture, healthcare and education sectors will be promoted.

“Our National AI Portal will play a crucial role in supporting and promoting these AI initiatives,” he added.

PM Modi said that government’s development mantra is, Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.

“We have prepared government policies and programs inspired by the spirit of ‘AI For All’. Our endeavour is to take full advantage of the capabilities of AI for social development and inclusive growth. India is fully committed to responsible and ethical use of AI,” Modi said.

He said AI has the potential to revolutionise India’s tech landscape and AI skills will be taken to tier two and tier three cities in the country.

He said that a more inclusive development of AI will help to spread the benefit to a wider segment of the population and do away with the earlier inequities in technology.

“India is now the main player in AI talent and new ideas related to AI. The young tech experts and researchers in India are exploring the new limits of AI,” he said.

However, at the same time the Prime Minister had a word of warning of the potential danger posed by the misuse of AI.

“AI can become the biggest tool of development in the 21st century, but it can also destroy the 21st century. If terrorists manage to misuse AI, there could be a huge blow to global security,” PM Modi said.

GPAI is a multi-stakeholder initiative with 29-member countries, which aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice on AI by supporting cutting-edge research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.

India is hosting the Annual GPAI Summit from December 12 to 14 and is the lead chair of GPAI in 2024. India is also the current incoming Support Chair of GPAI.

Multiple sessions on diverse topics like AI and global health, education and skilling, AI and data governance, and ML Workshop, among others will be organised during the summit.

Other attractions in the summit include Research Symposium, AI Gamechangers Award and India AI Expo.

The summit will witness participation of 50+ GPAI experts and 150+ speakers from across countries.

Further, Top AI Gamechangers from across the world will be participating in different events including Intel, Reliance Jio, Google, Meta, AWS, Yotta, Netweb, Paytm, Microsoft, Mastercard, NIC, STPI, Immerse, Jio Haptik, Bhashini etc. Besides, students who are winners under YUVA AI initiative and start-ups will also be showcasing their AI models and solutions.


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