Govt sets up expert group for suggestions on artificial intelligence policy


The Union ministry of electronics and information technology has set up an internal committee to advise the government on a policy on artificial intelligence (AI). The expert committee will advise the IT ministry on the most appropriate technologies for India. Members of the committee will also hold consultations with officials from Union Home Ministry as well as Union Finance Ministry.

The government’s main focus is to reduce cyber attacks with AI. The main policy will be drawn up once the committee gives its report. The committee is expected to give its report soon.

The artificial intelligence market is estimated to touch $153 billion in 2020 and expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 45.4% from 2016 to 2022.

The government has recently drawn up a seven-point strategy that would form the framework for India’s strategic plan to use AI. The strategy includes developing methods for human machine interactions; ensuring safety and security of AI systems; creating a competent workforce in line with AI and R&D needs, understanding and addressing the ethical, legal and societal implications of AI, measuring and evaluating AI technologies through standards and benchmarks, among others.