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WB govt urges Nasscom to deploy AI in public interest areas

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Finance Minister Amit Thursday urged IT industry body to come out with (AI) based solutions of public interests.

He also called for use of AI and for MSMEs.

"Please come out with solutions using AI and machine learning for public interest needs like health, education, and also for small businesses," said while speaking at the Nasscom's international SME Conclave here.

The state was also trying these emerging technologies like blockchain in areas like land records, legal and some areas of public interest.

"Applications like sowing timing management, students management, with AI can also be taken up," pointed out.

He also and highlighted possible ills of AI and if not deployed judicially.

Earlier, Mitra had called for regulating research in AI to prevent misuse and before things goes out of control.

The Nasscom's first international SME Conclave saw around 600 SMEs across 40 cities and 18 states of the country in Kolkata for the two day meet. Representatives of SMEs from five other countries also joined the meet.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 20:50 IST