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India Wakes Up To Economic Transformation Through Artificial Intelligence

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Indian government has constituted a task force on artificial intelligence (AI) to digitize big industries of the country. Task force comprises of experts, academics, researchers including state owned defense research institution DRDO and industry leaders. Driven by the power of big data, high computing capacity, artificial intelligence and analytics, Industry 4.0 aims to digitize the manufacturing sector," Nirmala Sitharaman, India's Minister of Commerce & Industry said. However, the Indian government seems to have taken cue from China which has invested in AI in a big way in the last few years.


Indian, Chinese IT companies discuss avenues in artificial intelligence

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On the first India-China Dalian IoT (Internet of Things) Conference, the government officials and company representatives from both sides agreed that a lot can be done if India's excellence in software technology and China's expertise in hardware are brought together. The event is being attended by 30 delegates representing the Indian government and companies, while 50 delegates from the Chinese industry are participating in the event. "Chinese hardware needs to be given soul that can come from India's software technology," said Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce (India). Talking about the event, Dalian Municipal Government Mayor Xiao Shengfeng said: "India leads the world in software with a great foundation of IT and BPO services."


Artificiality of Artificial Intelligence - PGurus

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No Human Intelligence can understand, maybe Artificial Intelligence can throw some results on why basic amenities have not been provided to the citizens of the country. Intelligence lies in exploring the hidden characteristics of the country coming up with schemes like Swach Bharat (Cleanliness Drive), Deen Dayal Gram Jyothi Yojana (Rural Electrification), Krishi Sinchai Yojana (Water Efficiency), Beti Bacho Beti Padhao (Protecting Female Child), Smart Cities Mission, Amrut Yojana (Urban Development), Namami Ganga Yojana ( Ganga Conservation Mission), Setu Bharatam Project (National Highways). Clamping on the Hardcore elements in Kashmir Valley along with de doctrinization and de radicalization never happened with Artificial Intelligence. Clamping on the Hardcore elements in Kashmir Valley along with de doctrinization and de radicalization never happened with Artificial Intelligence.


3 Technologies To Make 'Digital India' Dream Come True - CXOtoday.com

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As part of the initiative, the telecom governing body will be collaborating with the telcos and internet data providers to set up'pay-as-you-go' public data offices (PDOs) in different parts of the country. As a part of Prime Minister Modi's Digital India initiative, The Indian Railways have partnered with Google to provide Wi-Fi broadband facility to passengers at major railway stations across India. "Increasingly being termed cyber archaeology, the latest Big Data tools can help archaeological agencies capture digital information, collaborate, store, share, as well as display data for public and researchers. All these technologies today are also giving shape to our country's much ambitious initiative- Smart Cities-India took a major step towards building safer, greener and intelligent cities as the government announced its plans to develop 100 smart cities along with a host of urban renewal schemes.


Why India Needs a Strategic Artificial Intelligence Vision

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China has been heavily investing in American AI start-ups, alarming the US government enough for it to seriously consider strengthening its existing strategic foreign investment regulatory mechanism – the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The present trajectory of AI advancement indicates that future economies and national security will be defined by it, making it among a handful of technologies that will shape global politics. The mapping of India's existing AI capabilities with a comprehensive survey of every AI focused establishment in the country would be a good place to start. The development of such a comprehensive vision will help the Indian government optimise the allocation of its considerable research capabilities towards the development of specific AI capabilities that would most benefit the country.


How India's public policy can take maximum advantage of AI

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The report titled Artificial Intelligence and Robotics–2017 believes that national initiatives like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India could immensely benefit from AI technologies. AI, for instance, can be applied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives such as the Digital India initiative, Skill India and Make in India; in large-scale public endeavours ranging from crop insurance schemes, tax fraud detection, and detecting subsidy leakage, and to helping hone the country's defence strategy. For example, cloud computing infrastructure, which is capable of storing large amounts of data and facilitating the huge amount of computing power essential for AI applications, is largely located on servers abroad. To encourage the same level of innovation in AI research efforts in India, initiatives to hold events and build user communities in the field of AI will go a long way, the report notes.


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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Trump administration is set to authorize the sale of surveillance drones to India as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting on June 26. That's according to a congressional aide and an industry representative speaking to The Associated Press.


Digital Payments, AI and VR will power the Indian economy in future

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He said: "Post demonetization, the growth of mobile wallets has surpassed the growth of net banking and other digital payment offerings from banks in India. To figure out how are some of the government initiatives working, as they show where the opportunities will be in the future (more people online, more ecommerce and more digital spend), The Drum spoke to K Yatish Rajawat who is a well known digital strategist and policy analyst based in Delhi. For instance, it has made an open stack (UPI) that allows banks to create applications for mobile phones for digital transactions. We spoke to Arvind Gupta, founder member of AI startup Botworx.ai India is moving from a data poor country to a data rich country and AI will play a true role in delivering services self services, bringing about a policy driven state where only exceptions will need to be handled by government staff."


Datasets of the Week, April 2017: Fraud Detection, Exoplanets, Indian Premier League, & the French Election

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In this month's set of hand-picked datasets of the week, you can familiarize yourself with techniques for fraud detection using a simulated mobile transaction dataset, learn how researchers use data in the deep space hunt for exoplanets, and more. What I have learned is that with the help of simulation to generate synthetic datasets we can study a specific fraud phenomenon and more important measure the impact of different controls that we can implement before implementing them. So I decided to download the data for all the seasons of IPL (total 9), convert to csv format and started looking at the key insights. Comparison of interest from Google Trends and Twitter mentions by candidate in the kernel "First Round Prediction."


UP election results 2017: Move over exit polls, Artificial Intelligence gives Modis BJP 220 seats

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An internet data analysis says the BJP could get between 220-222 seats and about 35 per cent vote share in Uttar Pradesh. An artificial intelligence analysis of internet engagements across parties shows the Bharatiya Janata Party is far ahead in its online push and this could translate into 220-222 seats for the party in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, the results for which will be announced tomorrow. In Uttar Pradesh too, evidently, the party carpet-bombed the internet with PM Modi's messaging and that could translate into substantially more votes for the BJP, if data analysis is to be believed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's engagement across platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube was substantially higher than Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party, Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party.