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Commerce and Industry Minister Sets up Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for Economic Transformation

Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman  has constituted a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation. The Minister said with rapid development in the fields of information technology and hardware, the world is about to witness a fourth industrial revolution.  She said driven by the power of big data, high computing capacity, artificial intelligence and analytics, Industry 4.0 aims to digitise the manufacturing sector. Smt. Sitharaman said the panel will comprise of experts, academics, researchers and industry leaders and will explore possibilities to leverage AI for development across various fields.

The task force will submit concrete and implementable recommendations for government, industry and research institutions .

The task force will have the  following members

1.

Dr. V. Kamakoti, IIT Madras

 

Chairperson

2.

Mr. Anuj Kapuria, High Tech RoboticSystemz Ltd.

 

Member

3.

Dr. Anurag Agarwal, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, CSIR

 

Member

4.

Dr. Ashish Dutta, IIT Kanpur

 

Member

5.

Ms. Ashwini Asokan, Mad Street Den, Chennai

 

Member

6.

Mr. Gautam Shroff, Vice President & Chief Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs, Tata Consultancy Services, Gurgaon

 

Member

7.

Mr. G. H. Rao, HCL Technology

 

Member

8.

Mr. G. Madhusudan, IIT Madras

 

Member

9.

Mr. G. V. N. Apparao, Ex-Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Cognizant

 

Member

10.

Ms. Komal Sharma Talwar, Founder, XLPAT

 

Member

11.

Mr. Kunal Nandwani, Founder & CEO, uTrade Solutions

 

Member

12.

Dr. Shantanu Chaudhary, IIT Delhi, Department of Electrical Engineering

 

Member

13.

Mr. Vijay Kumar Sankarapu, Founder & CEO, Arya.in

 

Member

14.

Mr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT

 

Member

15.

Mr. Amandeep Gill, Ambassador/PR to CD, Geneva

 

Member

16.

Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu, Joint Secretary (ITPO), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance

 

Member

17.

Dr. Aloke Mukherjee, DRDO

 

Member

18.

Mr. Ravinder, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

 

Convenor

 

In addition to regular members, official participation from the following organizations shall also be requested:

1.      NITI Aayog,

2.      Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

3.      Department of Science & Technology

4.      UIDAI

5.      DRDO.

 

 

MJPS

 

 

 

 

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