Hyderabad: IT minister K.T. Rama Rao on Friday announced that the state government would declare 2020 as the ‘Year of AI (artificial intelligence).’
During a meeting with Ms Debjani Ghosh, president of Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) at Pragathi Bhavan, Rama Rao said the state government would promote the use of AI in sectors such as agriculture, urban transportation and healthcare. “The government will host events throughout the year, all centred around AI,” he said.
Rama Rao also highlighted the government’s initiatives in emerging technology sectors. “The government is attracting investors from marquee companies that are setting up R&D and technology development centres in emerging technologies such as IoT (internet of things), artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security and blockchain,” he said.
The minister said the government was happy to collaborate with Nasscom in bridging the skill gap in such sectors.
Ghosh said that Nasscom would be delighted to collaborate with the government to launch AI applications and create an ecosystem for startups.