Hyderabad can emerge as India's AI, robotics hub: Experts

India will be mentioned in the same breath as China in the global race for AI, they said

Boston, USA: Experts in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and data protection in the US appreciated the progress being made by India in general and Telangana state in particular, saying Hyderabad has emerged as the new technology hub of India after Bengaluru.

India will be mentioned in the same breath as China in the global race for AI, they said.

In an interaction with international journalists in Boston of USA, Ann LaFrance, vice-president, International Institute of Communications, and an expert in the fields of cross-border data protection, e-privacy and cyber security issues, said that most of the tech companies in the US are run by Indians, who have been a great contributor to technology evolution in the US.

The media interaction sessions were organised by the US department of state’s Foreign Press Centre and Meridian International Centre as part of the international reporting tour (IRT) on ‘Innovations in Tech Policy and Navigating Artificial Intelligence’ in Boston, Detroit and Washington DC from September 6 to 16.

Referring to the emergence of Hyderabad as a technology hub of India, with the presence of marquee companies like US-based Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, among others, LaFrance said, “It’s great that India now has two tech hubs, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The availability of vibrant talent pool and growing infrastructure in Hyderabad are expected to attract more investments in AI, robotics and machine learning.”

About the recent legislation brought in by the Indian government on data protection last month, LaFrance said, “While some countries already brought such Acts, some other countries are in the process of bringing such Acts.”

She quoted the examples of EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016, Draft EU AI Act and AI Liability Act 2021 (Bill pending), Biden Administration Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights 2022, NIST AI Risk Management Framework 2023, CA and CO comprehensive privacy laws (2019-23), as evolving legal frameworks to regulate AI and manage data flow.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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