Hyderabad: The Telangana government through its various initiatives like Telangana AI Mission, Centre of Excellence in AI, High Performance Computing Facilities and Community Centre is making all efforts to increase the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in not just governance but also among public and industry.
Industries and IT Department principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that under the 2020 Year of AI initiative 60-plus planned programmes were carried out successfully even though the year was impacted by the pandemic.
Speaking at the launch of The Artificial Intelligence Index Report 2021 by the Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy (SRITNE) at the Indian School of Business (ISB), he highlighted that the AI framework unveiled under the IT policy focused on datasets, retrieving of data, skilling, infrastructure and setting standards of ethics in using data.
“We have set up two High Performance Computing Facilities at JNTU and IIT-Hyderabad out of which the one at JNTU will be made available to researchers outside of the university as well. In addition, we have also introduced a compulsory course in AI in JNTU for students from all departments,” said Jayesh Ranjan.
One of the biggest areas where the government is applying AI is in the sector of agriculture, he said and added, “about 80 tech-enabled solutions were developed by different innovators and startups in the agriculture space and we have provided these solutions to agriculture university in Telangana for their research purpose,” he informed.
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