Finance ministry clears NITI Aayog's artificial intelligence proposal

NITI Aayog had been asking for Rs 7,500 crore for three years to set up an AI framework

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NITI Aayog's National Strategy on AI suggests a road map for the government to adopt AI at scale

Arup RoychoudhuryNeha Alawadhi New Delhi
The Narendra Modi government will soon launch a national artificial intelligence (AI) programme, which will see the formation of a task force under Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan to identify projects and initiatives in which to implement the AI technology. 

The policy will also include a national artificial intelligence centre, which has been delayed because of a long-standing tiff between NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on which will be the department that will anchor the project. The proposed policy and the centre could finally see the light of day as the finance ministry has cleared the NITI Aayog’s Rs 7,000-crore plan. 

“The expenditure finance committee has cleared the spending of Rs 7,000 crore

First Published: Sep 09 2019 | 10:47 PM IST

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