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CascadiaPrime Cognition - India AI Policy Rollout - In Start Up

"Can we take the global lead on creating Artificial Intelligence that is less about making humans redundant and more about enhancing human abilities and expanding human capacities?” @narendramodi


Introduction and Overview

  Artificial Intelligence Task Force
  Artificial Intelligence Task Force - Announcements
  India Times: IT ministry has formed four committees for Artificial Intelligence: Ravi Shankar Prasad (February 9, 2018)
  Department of Science and Technology Twitter: @IndiaDST
  Ministry of Commerce and Industry Twitter: Commerce Minister @CimGOI
  Ministry of Defence Twitter: Raksaha Mantri / Minister of Defence
  Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology Twitter: Minister: Ravi Shankar Prasad @rsprasad
  Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India
  Prime Minister of IndiaTwitter: Narendra Modi @narendramodi
   Cabinet Secretariat

India institutions taking leadership rolls in AI Policy

  NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Government of IndiaTwitter: NITI Aayog @NITIAayog
  Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI) Twitter: Baby AI @WadhwaniAI

Other Key India Institutions

  List: The Indian Institutes of Technology
  List: The Indian Institutes of Information Technology
  India Institute of Science
  R.I.S.E. Group - a research group in the CSE Dept. of IIT Madras
  Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) @DRDO_India
  National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India NIC @nicdeity
  Digital India Digital India @_DigitalIndia
  One app for availing various government services UMANG App India @UmangOfficial_
  IndiaChain: Niti Aayog starts on IndiaStack-linked, large-scale Blockchain projectsIndiaStack @India_Stack
  Confederation of Indian IndustryConfederation of Indian Industry @FollowCII
  Smart Cities Council - India Smart Cities Council India @SmartCitiesIn
  ITIHAASA Twitter: @itihaasa
  Infosys Twitter: @Infosys
  Pan IIT Alumina India Twitter: @paniitindia

India AI News Sources

  Analytics India Magazine
  Times of India Tech

India AI Policy News

  IIT Hyderabad Introduces India’s First B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence Programme (January 19, 2019)
  IIT-M launches startup to train students, professional on AI (January 18, 2019)
  Analytics India: Is India Finally Catching Up to China’s State-Powered AI Dreams? (January 10, 2019)
  IIT Kharagpur to launch 6-month Artificial Intelligence course (January 10, 2019)
  India sets off on pursuit of quantum computers, the ‘holy grail’ of modern tech (January 10, 2019)
  The Hindu: India ranks third in research on artificial intelligence ( 2018)
  ITIHAASA Report: Landscape of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Research in India ( 2018)
  India's agritech startups are employing data mining and AI to improve crop yield, make farming profitable (March 26, 2018)
  Human intentions will drive artificial intelligence: PM Modi (February 19, 2018)
  Quartz: India hopes to become an AI powerhouse by copying China’s model (February 13, 2018)
  Economic Times: Incentives soon for startups, venture funds for AI research in key sectors (February 5, 2018)
  Indian Express: In I&B, tool to monitor real-time public sentiment (February 3, 2018)
  India’s research output in science & technology might improve with a push from Centre (February 1, 2018)
  Indian Express: to push adoption & development of new digital machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of things, the finance minister announced allocation Rs 3,073 crore for the Department of Science & Technology (February 1, 2018)
  Demystifying the current state of India's ambitious Smart City Mission (January 28, 2018)
  Indian Express:Microsoft has extended the use of artificial intelligence & Deep Neural Networks, to allow instant translation in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil (January 25, 2018)
  IIT Bombay professor Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan urges people to be more optimistic about the things artificial intelligence can do (January 23, 2018)
  India, Japan to introduce AI, robotics in defence sector (January 22, 2018)
  India should spend more on artificial intelligence: Mohandas Pai (January 21, 2018)
  Officials from the Indian Railways have said that drones shall be used for railway maintenance, surveillance and management (January 8, 2018)
  Artificial Intelligence in Military Operations: Technology, Ethics and the Indian Perspective
  Economic Times: Ajay Kumar appointed secretary, defence production
  India Education Diary: IIT Madras Prof Kamakoti has been appointed to head this Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence (September 24, 2017)
  Paper: Opportunities and Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in India (February 2018)
  T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, 3 of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB & NALSAR) and key private sector leadersTwitter: @THubHyd
  Twitter: Startup India @startupindia
  Twitter: #AIForNewIndia
  Twitter: #Indiaai
  Twitter: #DigitalIndia
  Twitter: Quartz India @qzindia

India AI Policy - Policy Leaders

   Vasudeva Varma Twitter: Vasudeva Varma @devvarma
   Twitter: Ajay Kumar @drajaykumar_ias
   Twitter: R Chandrashekhar @RentalaShekhar
   Twitter: debjani ghosh @debjani_ghosh_

Indian AI based firms and institutions

   Quidich (Drones)Twitter: Quidich @QuidichIndia