Piyush Goyal announces development of National Artificial Intelligence Portal
Artificial Intelligence has changed the course of life providing better solutions in various areas and has been the key focus area for most of the IT firms with even IIT adding a specialised course in it.
With 'AI' being the future, finance minister Piyush Goyal in his Budget Speech 2019 announced that a National Artificial Intelligence portal will be developed by the government to harness the benefit from this new age technologies. In his speech presenting the budget, Goyal added that nine priority areas have been identified for the development of the 'AI' sector in the country.
"In order to take benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies to the people, a national programme on 'Artificial Intelligence' has been envisaged by our government. This should be catalysed by the establishment of the National Centre of AI as a hub along with centres of excellence. Nine priority areas have been identified," Goyal said.
The 'Niti Aayog' has also identified the five areas - healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and infrastructure and transportation which will use the 'AI' technology to serve for the betterment of the society.