With India’s AI programme, the government is planning to provide students with a platform to attain AI skills and give them access to relevant AI tools. The program would invest in setting up 20 institutional centers for AI projects and a cloud computing platform, AIRAWAT.
The government had launched the ‘Responsible AI for youth’ programme, which aimed to reduce students’ skill Gap and make them AI-efficient. This programme is for students from classes 8th to 12th in central and state government schools.
Students will be selected based on online training sessions and will be taught to identify ideas impacting social issues with AI. The top students will attend boot camps or online sessions for more profound AI principles. The AI programme is aligned with the new national education policy.
The government had launched ai.gov.in for all AI-related developments in the country. This includes information on startups, investment funds, resources, companies, education institutions, and other AI resources in India.
According to an economic times report, the ministry of electronics and information technology (Meity) is said to implement the mission in collaboration with Niti Aayog. Using the government grant, Meity will launch a national AI Portal, developing applications and implementing AI in heart and education.
NITI Aayog, however, will invest in setting up five research excellence centers, 20 institutional centers for transformational AI, and a cloud computing system, AIRAWAT. AIRAWAT is Indians first AI-specific cloud computing infrastructure, which would guide the research into emerging technologies and other development.
AIRAWAT will be established based on the national strategy for Artificial intelligence (NSAI) recommendations. Under AIRAWAT, the government plans to tackle the high impact challenges associated with lack of access to computing resources.
In the future, the government plans to build computer infrastructure for all the stakeholders involved in the AI research and application ecosystem, including startups, students, researchers, and government organizations.