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Fighting in The Future: India Wants Lethal Artificial Intelligence Weapons

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With the creation of a 17-member task force, India's goals range from "establishing tactical deterrence in the region and visualizing potential transformative weaponry" to "developing intelligent, autonomous robotic systems and bolstering cyber defence," the Times of India reported. According to the report, the task force is expected to make recommendations on how best to "make India a significant power in AI, in terms of both offensive and defensive needs, especially in aviation, naval, land systems, cyber, nuclear and biological warfare arenas." "The world is moving towards AI-driven warfare," Ajay Kumar, the secretary of India's Defense Ministry, told the publication. "India is also taking necessary steps to prepare our armed forces because AI has the potential to have a transformative impact on national security. The government has set up the AI taskforce to prepare the roadmap for it."


PM Narendra Modi Promotes Use Of Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture

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Speaking at the convocation ceremony at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology in Jammu, PM Modi said that the future of agriculture lay in AI and blockchain technology. Embracing AI and Block Chain Technology would be beneficial for our agriculture sector. According to reports, he said, "The changes that blockchain technology and AI will bring about in agriculture will be revolutionary. As of now, farmers in a few parts of the country are already using this technology in their practices." He also added that the the BJP-led government has done a lot of work to ensure that "agriculture touched new heights".


Indian President says Sanskrit is the best language for developing AI

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Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, speaking at the 17th convocation of the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, said the ancient language of Sanskrit was the most suitable language for writing algorithms and developing artificial intelligence. Why it matters: President Kovind was addressing a crowd of academics and specifically talking about Sanskrit's usefulness. He spoke about the rich history of Sanskrit as an ancient language used for early Indian mathematics and science. Many scholars believe that the grammar of Sanskrit, which is rule-bound, formula-bound and logical, is the most appropriate to write algorithms, or to be used in machine learning and even artificial intelligence. Reading between the lines: Keeping the venue in mind, the President's words were meant to inspire and celebrate, not spark controversy over which language is'best' for machine learning.


China on mind, Modi goes all out on AI to bolster India's hunt for high tech

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NEW DELHI: In a concerted effort towards making India a leading nation in the field of artificial intelligence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Niti Aayog to familiarise all ministries with the high-end technology and explain how it can be leveraged to address the country's socio-economic problems. Central ministries will be required to set up dedicated artificial intelligence cells and eventually they will all be integrated to help scale up the performance of all social indicators. Following this directive from the PM, the government's think-tank is likely to periodically review the progress made on AI across ministries. The Aayog has already initiated pilot projects on adoption of AI across health, education and agriculture. By May end, it will formulate a national strategy/policy on AI, outlining the scope of research, adoption and commercialisation of the technology.


What does an Artificial Intelligence revolution mean for India

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In his latest Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a technology that can be "harnessed to better the lives of the underprivileged, the marginalised and the needy."


Shashi Tharoor Says AI Will Take Away Jobs From Humans

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The man who made the entire nation scamper about to reach their devices to search the word "farrago" has said that jobs in India are in danger due to artificial intelligence. Speaking on the third day at Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) conclave in Chennai, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor spoke about the negative effects of using artificial intelligence.


Make Artificial Intelligence in India, Make Artificial Intelligence Work for India: PM Modi

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to be here today at the inauguration of the Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence. Let me begin by congratulating Romesh Wadhwani ji and Sunil Wadhwani ji,The Government of Maharashtra, and Mumbai University for coming together to make this Institute a reality. This is a prime example of how the public sector and the private sector can combine with good intention to build a world-class institute aimed at benefiting the poor. I have had various interactions with Indian diaspora across the globe during the last three and a half years or so. I have felt an intense desire, to make a contribution to India.