PM to inaugurate AI summit ‘RAISE 2020’

Narendra Modi

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ a Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence on October 5.

The summit is scheduled to be held from October 5 to 9, which being organised by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog.

“RAISE 2020 is a first of its kind global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and smart mobility, among other sectors,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement

At the RAISE 2020, delegates and experts in research, policy and innovation on Artificial Intelligence will join from across the globe, it added.

The summit will discuss cross-sector subjects like ‘Leveraging AI for Pandemic Preparedness’, ‘The Impetus that Innovation Places on Digitisation’, ‘Inclusive AI’, ‘Partnerships for Successful Innovation’ etc.

Moreover, the summit will also feature some of the most exciting startups working in Artificial Intelligence-related fields and startups chosen through the AI Solution Challenge will showcase their solutions in the AI Startup Pitch fest scheduled on October 6, the statement said.

This is part of government’s continuing support to tech entrepreneurs and startups by providing exposure, recognition and guidance, it added.

The statement further said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to leverage AI for inclusive development, representing the country’s ‘AI for All’ strategy, in the spirit of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.

Under the vision of the Prime Minister, India will soon stand out in the international community not just as a leader in the AI field, but also as a model to show the world how to responsibly direct AI for social empowerment, it noted.