Curtain Raiser- RAISE 2020
Government of India (GoI) announced the maiden summit, RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ to be held from April 10-12 in New Delhi. RAISE 2020, being a three day event, is India's first Artificial Intelligence Summit to be organized by the Government of India in partnership with Industry & Academia. The summit will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and charter a course to use AI for social empowerment, inclusion and transformation in key areas like Healthcare, Agriculture, Education and Smart Mobility amongst other sectors.
MeitY organized an Industry Consultation with industry representatives to bring in synergies within India’s Artificial Intelligence landscape. The consultation was chaired by Shri. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY); Shri. Gopalakrishnan S., Additional Secretary, MeitY; Smt. Jyoti Arora, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, MeitY; Shri. Sanjay Goel, Joint Secretary, MeitY; Shri. Saurabh Gaur, Joint Secretary, MeitY and Shri. Abhishek Singh, President and CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD) from the Government. Apart from the Government, Industry associations including FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM & NASSCOM and corporates namely Intel, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Reliance Industries amongst others participated in the consultation. During session, the Government also launched the AI-Startup Challenge and the event website as a part of championing the AI movement in India.