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PM Modi wants to make AI work for India: We need a cogent policy for that

India needs to wake up before it's too late and formulate a cogent policy for innovation in artificial intelligence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

BS Web Team New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be an optimist when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and what it can do for people, a view not shared by everybody -- last year, Elon Musk had said that AI needed regulation as it posed a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation". 

PM Modi, on the face of things, appears to echo what Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said about AI: "...I am optimistic...." However, the Prime Minister's understanding of the benefits of AI involves an important caveat: that its future will depend upon and be driven by

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 8:37 AM IST

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