The move comes a month after the then commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman constituted a task force to focus on AI to focus on the country’s economic development.
The website has a link through which the public and people from the industry can record their suggestions and opinions which could later be considered by the team. V Kamakoti, a professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, was selected to head the team.
The task force, comprising 18 members including academics, experts, researchers and industry leaders, is supposed to explore possibilities to leverage AI for development across various fields. It is also supposed to focus on areas such as transportation and agriculture, and submits its first report by December.
Speaking about how the team would function, Kamakoti said, “Understanding AI is not limited to understanding its underlying technology but how to use it and its consequences. For this, opinions of AI users both from the public and the industry will be of great value to us.”
The task force would attempt to create a policy and a legal framework to accelerate the use of AI technologies in manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and food processing, education and retail and customer engagement to human and robot interaction, intelligent automation, UIDAI, environment and even national security.