- According to NITI Ayog's National Strategy for AI Discussion Paper , AI has the potential to drive growth through enabling intelligent automation, labour, and capital augmentation, and innovation diffusion .
- NITI Ayog says that there is an "inadequate availability of AI expertise, manpower, and skilling opportunities", in India.
- Nevertheless, the IITs are now stepping up to the challenge and rolling out a slew of short-term courses designed to provide the Indian industry with the talent it needs.
- "IIT Hyderabad's decision to start a BTech programme in AI is a step in the direction to address the urgent needs of the country in this space," says Sumohana S. Channappayya, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad.
- Several startups in the AI and Data Science space have been incubated in the IIT Madras Research Park, funded by companies like Bosch, Tata Consultancy Services, Ericsson R&D, Intel Research and GE Research.
These IITs will enable India to leverage Artificial Intelligence
29 March 2019 11:27 PM GMT