AI to act as catalyst in India’s development journey: Goyal

New Delhi, Oct 7 (FN Agency) If India truly aspires to be a developed nation by 2047, artificial intelligence will help the country reach that destination and bring prosperity to every citizen of the country, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. Addressing the 3rd edition of Global Artificial Intelligence Summit and Awards, he said artificial intelligence will truly be a catalyst in India’s development journey.

‘The Make in India’ program, when juxtaposed with AI technology, will enable India to become the factory of the world providing both equipment and technology to the world, he said. Goyal noted that the huge talent pool available in the country will definitely help in exploring newer ways to take AI in every sector of economic activity. The Minister said the Government is using AI to redefine the way it works. Goyal remarked that the artificial intelligence revolution is here to stay and added that with the meaningful contribution by industry, startups, incubators and academia, India is going to emerge as the hub of the artificial intelligence revolution across the world. He urged the young minds to inculcate the spirit of inquiry and start thinking of different ways the AI technologies can be harnessed to bring prosperity in their day to day life. He asked them to explore how AI can play a crucial role in empowering the lives of farmers, fishermen and the MSME sector. The third AI Summit has been organised by All India Council for Robotics and Automation (AICRA) and is focusing on the areas of defence, healthcare, agriculture, smartcities, mobility and education in partnership with the government.