Artificial Intelligence : NITI Ayog and Google pact – UPSC GS3


  • The NITI Aayog has signed Statement of Intent (SoI) with search engine giant Google to work together to foster growth for India‚Äôs nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) ecosystem.
  • Google will train and incubate Indian AI startups in accelerator program.
  • These startups will be mentored and coached by Google and its affiliates to enable them to better leverage AI in their respective business models.
  • Moreover, Indian researchers, scholars and university faculty will be funded to help bolster research ecosystem for conducting AI-based research.
  • Further, Google will also bring its online training courses on AI to students, graduates and engineers to numerous cities across India, in form of study groups and developer-run courses.
  • Google will also conduct hands-on training programs to sensitise policymakers and technical experts in governments about relevant AI tools, and to use them for streamlining governance.
  • Under this partnership, NITI Aayog and Google will jointly organize AI/ML hackathon that will be focused on solving key challenges within healthcare, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, transportation and mobility etc.

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