National AI Portal (INDIAai) celebrates its first anniversary

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The ‘National AI Portal’ celebrated its first anniversary on May 28, 2021.

About National AI Portal:
  • Firstly, the National AI Portal was launched in May 2020. It is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), National e-Governance Division(NeGD) and NASSCOM.
  • Secondly, Purpose: The portal works as a one-stop digital platform for sharing of resources. Such as articles, startups, investment funds in AI, resources, companies and educational institutions related to AI in India.
  • Thirdly, the portal also shares documents, case studies, research reports etc. It also has a section about learning and new job roles related to AI.
Other Artificial Intelligence(AI) Related Government  Initiatives:
  • Responsible AI for Youth Programme:
    • Launched by: The programme has been launched by the National e-Governance Division, MeitY. It is in collaboration with Intel India with support from the Ministry of Education.
    • Purpose: The program is designed to reach out to students from the government schools pan India. It aims to empower them to become ‘AI ready’ and help reduce the AI skill gap in India.
    • Eligibility: The program is open to students from Government Schools, classes 8 – 12 across the country. It will be implemented in a phase-wise manner
  • Responsible AI for Social Empowerment (RAISE) 2020
    • RAISE 2020 has been organised by the MeitY in association with the NITI Aayog.
    • Purpose: To bring together people to exchange ideas on the use of Artificial Intelligence for social empowerment. This includes inclusion and transformation in industries such as education, smart mobility, agriculture and healthcare among others.
    • The theme for this conference is “AI for Social Transformation, Inclusion and Empowerment”.

Source: PIB

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