Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honorable Union Minister launches National AI Portal of India
Honorable Minister of Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad launched National AI Portal of India on 30th May 2020 at New Delhi. The portal has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT and the IT Industry.
The National AI Portal (URL: www.ai.gov.in) shall work as a one stop digital platform for Artificial Intelligence (AI) related developments in India, sharing of resources such as articles, startups, investment funds in AI, resources, companies and educational institutions related to AI in India. The portal will also share documents, case studies, research reports etc. It has sections about learning and new job roles related to AI. The National e-Governance Division of the Ministry of Electronics and IT and NASSCOM will jointly run this portal.
A national programme for the youth, called “Responsible AI for Youth” was also launched aimed at empowering the young students of the country with appropriate new age tech mind-set, relevant AI skill-sets and access to required AI tool-sets to make them digitally ready for the future. Details of the programme can be viewed at www.ai.gov.in
Addressing the media at the launch event, the Honorable Minister said “India must be a leading country in the development of Artificial Intelligence in the world, leveraging upon its vast Internet savvy population and data it is creating. India’s AI approach should be of inclusion and empowerment of human beings by supplementing growth and development rather than making human beings less relevant”.
Highlighting the importance of the AI Portal, MoS, E&IT, Communications, and HRD, Shri Sanjay Dhotre said that such a national portal will lead to democratization of artificial intelligence in the country.