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RAISE 2020: A mega virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence – IAM Network

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Published: Monday, October 5, 2020, 8:40 [IST] New Delhi, Oct 05: RAISE 2020, a mega virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence will be inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 pm. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog are organising the mega virtual summit on October 5-9, 2020, a release from the PMO said. "RAISE 2020 (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020) will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and smart mobility among other sectors," the PMO release also added. The summit will discuss cross-sector subjects like'Leveraging AI for Pandemic Preparedness', 'The Impetus that Innovation Places on Digitisation', 'Inclusive AI', 'Partnerships for Successful Innovation'. RAISE 2020 will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like Healthcare, Agriculture, Education and Smart Mobility, among other sectors.


RAISE 2020: A mega virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence

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New Delhi, Oct 05: RAISE 2020, a mega virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence will be inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 pm. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog are organising the mega virtual summit on October 5-9, 2020, a release from the PMO said. "RAISE 2020 (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020) will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and smart mobility among other sectors," the PMO release also added. The summit will discuss cross-sector subjects like'Leveraging AI for Pandemic Preparedness', 'The Impetus that Innovation Places on Digitisation', 'Inclusive AI', 'Partnerships for Successful Innovation'. RAISE 2020 will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like Healthcare, Agriculture, Education and Smart Mobility, among other sectors.


RAISE 2020: PM Modi to inaugurate global summit on artificial intelligence on October 5

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New Delhi, Oct 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate a global virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), RAISE 2020 - 'Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020' on October 5, according to the ministry of electronics and information technology. According to reports, the summit is scheduled to be held from October 5 to 9, 2020 and is being organised by the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog. Hathras case: Demand to impose President's rule in UP The inauguration event will take place in the presence of minister of electronics & IT, communications and law & justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, eminent global AI expert Professor Raj Reddy, Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna among others. Professor Raj Reddy will hold a session about developing voice-enabled AI that removes linguistic barriers on October 6, the second day of the summit. Former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai, and Brad Smith, president & legal head, Microsoft Global will also participate in sessions.


India's use of facial recognition tech during protests stirs criticism

The Japan Times

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, INDIA – When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software. Police in the Indian capital and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh -- both hotbeds of dissent -- have used the technology during protests that have raged since mid-December against a new citizenship law that critics say marginalizes Muslims. Activists are worried about insufficient regulation around the new technology, amid what they say is a crackdown on dissent under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist agenda has gathered pace since his re-election in May. "I do not know what they are going to do with my data," said Taneja, 28, who created a popular online cartoon about cheap ways for protesters to hide their faces. "We need to protect ourselves, given how this government cracks down."


Skill India may be expanded to include AI, IoT - ET Telecom

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NEW DELHI: The government will soon come up with a national policy to reskill and upskill millions of youth in the country to create a workforce capable of handling emerging trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and machine learning. The idea is to strengthen the government's Skill India mission through dedicated policy measures. "Reskilling and upskilling is big on the incoming government's agenda," a senior government official told ET. "There will be renewed focus on reskilling." The idea is to create a workforce that can access new opportunities and to insulate it from technological shocks. "We would like to ensure that individuals have access to economic opportunities by remaining competitive in the new world of work and that businesses have access to the talent they need for the jobs of the future," the official added.


AI, machine learning can help achieve $5 trillion target: Piyush Goyal

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NEW DELHI: Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can help India achieve the $5 trillion economy benchmark over the next five years. "Our government believes artificial intelligence, in different forms, can help us achieve the $5 trillion benchmark over the next five years, but also help us do it effectively and efficiently," Goyal said while inaugurating the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Knowledge Hub here. The hub is an AI-powered learning ecosystem for the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector. The minister referred to an Accenture report that said AI and machine learning have the potential to contribute nearly $1 trillion to the Indian economy by 2035 and said the Knowledge Hub created by NSE will fill in the gaps and help the financial sector to move into the future. Goyal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat through a whole day with officials from various ministries to get the sense of urgency to understand the importance of AI and how it can help put the Indian economy on the fast track.


Japan and India to conduct fighter jet drill in bid to deepen security ties

The Japan Times

NEW DELHI – Japan and India agreed Saturday to conduct their first joint fighter aircraft exercise in Japan as part of efforts to promote bilateral security cooperation in the face of China's military buildup and regional assertiveness. In inaugural "two-plus-two" security talks, the nations' foreign and defense ministers also welcomed the significant progress in negotiations for a pact that would allow the sharing of defense capabilities and supplies including fuel and ammunition. They called for a speedy conclusion to the acquisition and cross-servicing agreement (ACSA), according to a joint statement issued after the talks in New Delhi. The two governments are planning to sign the deal when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in mid-December, according to Japanese officials. Tokyo and New Delhi aim to have a joint exercise involving fighter jets from the Air Self-Defense Force and the Indian Air Force next year, the officials said.


India and Germany likely to sign agreement on artificial intelligence

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NEW DELHI: Germany and India are likely to sign agreements including a partnership on the use of artificial intelligence in farming during a three-day visit to New Delhi by Chancellor Angela Merkel that begins on Thursday, the German ambassador said. Merkel will be accompanied by several cabinet colleagues and a business delegation, ambassador Walter J. Lindner told reporters. Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss trade, investment, regional security and climate change. Both countries could sign agreements in areas such as artificial intelligence and green urban mobility, Lindner said. "This time, the focus will be on economic and trade relations, innovation and digitalisation, and climate protection and sustainable development," Merkel said in a message ahead of the visit released by the Indian embassy in Berlin.


Trade boost on agenda for Modi-Merkel meet

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Measures to boost trade and investment and cooperation in new areas such as artificial intelligence are expected to be on the agenda during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 1. Merkel will arrive in India on October 31 for the day-long visit at Modi's invitation. She will be accompanied by several ministers and state secretaries of the German government and a high-level business delegation. The two Leaders will also have a separate engagement with CEOs and business leaders of both sides. As part of the inter-governmental consultations, Indian ministers and their German counterparts will hold initial discussions in their respective areas, and the outcome of these talks will be reported on at the meet co-chaired by Modi and Merkel. During the consultations, the two sides will discuss ways to deepen cooperation in traditional sectors such as transport, skill development and energy, and explore possibilities for working together in new areas such as artificial intelligence and green urban mobility, the external affairs ministry said on Friday.


Dhanteras 2019: Gold prices float around Rs 38,000 in Diwali week

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Technology skills such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), digital marketing and design thinking will be important to drive the future growth, finds a survey by ed-tech firm Great Learning. The analysis of 307 corporates (ranging from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to large corporate) focussed on finding out top skills that organisations will need to drive future performance and how they may plan to bridge the impending skill deficit among their ranks. As per the survey, 25 per cent of all companies believe AI/ML are the most crucial skills needed to ensure an organisation's future growth. Digital marketing emerged second with 19 per cent finding it most crucial. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met with the members of JP Morgan's International Council in New Delhi and discussed his vision for making India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024.