Nirmala Sitharaman sets up task force on Artificial Intelligence for Economic Transformation

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 28-08-2017        Tweet

NEW DELHI: Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a task force on Artificial Intelligence to prepare for industrial revolution 4.0 and digitise the manufacturing sector.

“With rapid development in the fields of information technology and hardware, the world is about to witness a fourth industrial revolution,” Sitharaman said recently.

The Minister, in a press statement, said that the power of big data, high computing capacity, and analytics will be used to digitise manufacturing in India.

A panel comprising experts, academics and researchers has been formed to explore the possibilities to leverage artificial intelligence for development across various fields.

The taskforce is headed by V Kamakoti of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras and includes 17 more members from various Government Departments and private companies.